First Industrial Workshop
The First Industrial Workshop of the SeaClouds project took place under the framework of the Cloud World Forum, held on June 24th and 25th, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
The objective of this workshop was to present the first outcomes of SeaClouds to a business oriented audience, fostering adoption and potential collaboration with other organizations. These outcomes included a demo of the First Integrated Platform which is available at SeaClouds repository on Github. Additionally, the feedback and insights obtained during the venue also became an important tool to validate project results as well as its alignment with current market needs.
The SeaClouds solution had quite good acceptance among the stand visitors. The dynamism and flexibility provided by such a solution was appreciated by the general audience. Features provided by SeaClouds like the automated management of cloud applications, the use of standards, the deployment on multiple clouds and its open source nature, resulted very appealing for the audience. Additionally, the connections established with some specific customers and potential collaborators, the monitoring tools, cloud providers, other SMEs, etc., have been positive for the project development.
Second Industrial Workshop
The Second Industrial workshop of the SeaClouds project took place under the framework of the Cloud Expo Europe, held on November 10th and 11th, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The goal of this workshop was two-fold: on one hand to present the new outcomes of SeaClouds to a professional audience, attracting potential stakeholders/adopters for our solution, and on the other hand, to obtain feedback from market experts that can help the SeaClouds Consortium keeping the last release of the platform aligned with the market trends and needs.
The workshop was organized in conjunction with other four projects (SWITCH, CloudWave, S-CASE and CloudTeams) of the Cluster on Software Engineering for Cloud Services and Applications, of which SeaClouds is an active member. The objective of this cluster is to facilitate discussion and interaction among experts in the area, exchanging experiences and identifying research directions or challenges as well as common plans to address them.
This workshop was a positive reinforcement to SeaClouds for multiple reasons, including the positive feedback obtained from the targeted audience, the business connections and the exploitation opportunities aroused from the meeting and its positive impact on the project dissemination strategy.