SIENA & NIST
SIENA NIST SIENA’s objectives are complementary to the role of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in cloud standards, guidance and technology. NIST partners with the EC and SIENA specifically in these areas. SIENA & NIST have developed a working relationship to help exchange efforts in common needs, recommendations and next steps.




Publications

Do they mean us?
Neelie Kroes

International standardisation efforts will also have a huge impact on cloud computing. Open specifications are a key in creating competitive and flourishing markets that deliver what customers need. Europe can play a big role here – building on, for example, the SIENA initiative and its development of a "standardisation roadmap for clouds and grids for e-Science and beyond". I count here on the further support and commitment of Microsoft and all the other participants.

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission


Robert Madelin

The potential benefits of cloud computing in business, public services and scientific research are widely recognised. Efforts like the SIENA standardisation roadmap will be very useful in making these benefits materialise.

Robert Madelin, Director General DG-INFSO

SIENA talks to:
SienaSchema Tapping into the knowledge of successful cloud computing research across FP7 infrastructure and platform initiatives. Reaching out to eScience user groups through the DCI initiatives, as well as other channels such as the ESFRI initiatives. Examining how eScience solutions can be applied to solve eGovernment challenges. Liaising with EC and Policy groups for the adoption of open standards. Engaging with international standards organizations from around the world. Bringing the cloud computing provider industry’s experience into the context of its public sector counterparts. Collaborating with SDOs such as DMTF, ETSI, OASIS, OGF & SNIA.

SIENA FOR:


Our Roadmap Experts
Martin Walker
Martin Walker
SIENA Roadmap Chair

I hope and expect that the SIENA Roadmap will make an important contribution to setting policy in the EU Digital Agenda.
Carlo Daffara
Carlo Daffara
Conecta & Interim Roadmap Chair

SIENA represents the ideal point of contact between the major cloud actors-industry, standard bodies, research groups. Our Roadmap charts the future of European Clouds and research in the e-Infrastructure ecosystem.
John Borras
John Borras
OASIS

My involvement with SIENA has been a very interesting exercise and has enabled me to become more conversant with a community, i.e. the eScience community, with which I was not familiar.
Gotz-Philip Brasche
Gotz-Philip Brasche
EMIC & VENUS-C

I have significantly increased the visibility of SIENA in our interoperability team back at Microsoft, Redmond and vice versa and facilitated participation plus back channeling to NIST in the US.
Mark Carlson
Mark Carlson
Oracle, SNIA & DMTF

SIENA has given the SNIA and DMTF cloud efforts good exposure in the European scientific cloud markets and have been instrumental in refining requirements for that space.
Subrata Chattopadhyay
Subrata Chattopadhyay
C-DAC

The structured effort of SIENA on standardization is really commendable. Our effort on bringing interoperability between Garuda and EGI hopefully will be much simpler after the completion of this complex exercise spanning across the world, many communities and practices.
Guy Coates
Guy Coates
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Involvement with SIENA has given me a good understanding of the need for cloud standards, and has made me more aware of the work European organisations are undertaking.
Ake Edlund
Ake Edlund
KTH & ECEE

Through my role in SIENA I discussed that ECEE should act as an activity feeding REB. My role offered a platform for collaboration with other Distributed Computing Infrastructures for my work on VENUS-C.
Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher
BT & ETSI

Participation in SIENA has certainly ensured that I am well informed as to the current status and interests of significant standards bodies as well as the position of some of the Distributed Computing Infrastructure projects.
Vangelis Floros
Vangelis Floros
GRNET & StratusLab

Participation of StratusLab in SIENA events has offered a catalyzing role in our activities related to cloud standards.
Patrick Guillemin
Patrick Guillemin
ETSI

I liked the possibility offered to cooperate with ETSI interoperability services (Plugtests), ETSI TC CLOUD and Cloud/Future Internet research community. Perhaps is there still a challenge to develop Cloud standards for the Industry, eGov and Open Data in addition to the successful research and academic efforts?
Fabrizio Gagliardi
Fabrizio Gagliardi
Microsoft Research

Microsoft has supported SIENA from the very start. SIENA road-mapping exercise is useful for industry to monitor the evolution of standards and interoperability in a still rather evolving environment such as Cloud Computing.
Gershon Janssen
Gershon Janssen
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines & OASIS

The SIENA roadmap events helped very much in defining the cloud computing space and required elements for practical use in industry, eGovernment and eScience contexts.
Craig Lee
Craig Lee
OGF Board of Directors, and Past President

The SIENA REB is critical for coordinating cloud roadmaps on an international scale. OGF is actively contributing to the NIST Cloud Standards Roadmap, and the SIENA REB provides that critical venue.
Ignacio Llorente
Ignacio Llorente
Complutense University of Madrid

Involvement with SIENA has led OpenNebula to increase our support to this standard and to allocate more resources to its enhancement and support.
Bob Marcus
Bob Marcus
SRI International

I have organized a NIST Ad Hoc team on best practices based on my experience with SIENA, which is now the largest Cloud Working Group within NIST's Cloud initiative.
Steven Newhouse
Steven Newhouse
EGI.eu & EGI-InSPIRE

Through EGI-InSPIRE's participation in the SIENA project we were able to have stimulating discussions with many European and international cloud technology providers & SDOs that helped develop and refine our own cloud computing strategy & evolve our own roadmap.
Alexander Papaspyrou
Alexander Papaspyrou
Technische Univ. Dortmund & IGE

Contributing to the SIENA evolution scenarios has enabled the Initiative for Globus in Europe to disseminate our perspective on the future of Distributed Computing Infrastructures.
Morris Riedel
Morris Riedel
Jülich Supercomputing Centre & EMI

SIENA discussions on the relevance of standards and the agreement on their importance have confirmed the correctness of the European Middleware Initiative focus on standardization fostered new ideas about emerging standards.
Hiroshi Sakai
Hiroshi Sakai
NTT

Participation in SIENA has enabled me to get more understanding of European cloud activities and has let me share the SIENA cloud standards roadmap with Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum in Japan.
Etienne Urbah
Etienne Urbah
LAL, Univ Paris-Sud & EDGI

The European Desktop Grid Initiative is looking at how to align our 'Roadmap for Desktop Grids for eScience' with a possible general direction for Distributed Computing Infrastructures as explored by the SIENA Roadmap.

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