Cloudooo Network has been released during CONSEGI 2011 in Brasilia. Cloudooo was successfully implemented at Instituto Federal Fluminense in Brazil on a SlapOS distributed Cloud to provide productivity application to students and researchers. Cloudooo Network creates a Free Cloud Providers for Cloudooo SaaS.
Campos (Brazil), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Dresden (Germany). April 12th 2011. The Instituto Federal Fluminense and Nexedi developed in cooperation with ERP5 BR open source community and Free Cloud Alliance, an universal conversion server which also enables everyone to share documents safely and without any complex steps such as password or authentication. Cloudooo provides conversion for PDF, OpenOffice, Microsoft Office and more than 200 formats. Cloudooo front end is implemented using ERP5 and an innovative model. Cloudooo was implemented over SlapOS, an open source distributed Cloud Computing system which is also implemented at IFF
Cloudooo is an example of Cloud services which respects the "TIO Libre" principle. In most Cloud environments, users have no access to their data, to the system logs or to the source code. They are thus forced to trust suppliers and have sometimes no freedom to change supplier without losing their data. With cloudooo, the source code is open source. The Cloudooo service respects the TIO Libre principles of Cloud Freedom: data freedom, software freedom and competition freedom. Everyone is thus allowed to implement services like Cloudooo on their infrastructure. IFF for example implemented its own Cloudooo server and provided access to all Instituto Federal in Brazil.
Jean-Paul Smets, President of the Free Cloud Alliance, comments “Cloud Freedom is the basis of Cloudooo Network. We bring Freedom to the Cloud, where anyone can become a cloudooo provider and everyone is free to choose the providers that they trust more. Cloudooo is the proof that Cloud with true Freedom is possible.”
Professor Rogério Atem de Carvalho, from IFF, comments “Cloudooo was deployed at IFF on standard GNU/Linux PCs thanks to SlapOS, the Open Source Distributed Cloud Operating system. No investment on new server infrastructure was thus required. This saved costs to the Institute without having to abandon their Freedom or Privacy. Now with Cloudooo Network, we became also providers and another Brazilian government organisation can use cloudooo.iff.edu.br as a place to share documents without loose the privacy”.
Rafael Monnerat, CEO of Nexedi Br and responsable for the collaboration between Nexedi and IFF, concludes "The Cloudooo Network, allow us to create a open community of providers. In our roadmap, we plan to introduce support for video, audio and image, and permit conversion and visualization of the data in multiple formats, specially to Open Standards. Those new features are already under development by IFF in collaboration to Nexedi, and we are interested to have more Cloudooo providers and collaborators."
The Free Cloud Alliance host the list of Cloudooo Network Providers at http://www.freecloudalliance.org/cloudooo-network
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