On Friday 23 September 2011, EDGI and VENUS-C have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the EGI Technical Forum in Lyon, France. "As part of this new cooperation agreement with EDGI, VENUS-C will provide support and access to Cloud resources, including two Pilots recruited through the Open Call, while benefiting from EDGI support to interested users of VENUS-C. We are very excited about creating closer links with EDGI as part of a 'win-win' strategy that will generate new know-how by sharing experiences gained on both sides", stated Andrea Manieri, VENUS-C Project Director. "The partner agreement with VENUS-C is quite essential for EDGI as it will bring the Desktop Grid infrastructure into the Cloud. VENUS-C will provide EDGI with the required Cloud resources, thus allowing EDGI to improve the Quality of Service of its production infrastructure. On the other hand, EDGI is most happy to assist VENUS-C in deploying in the Cloud images of OpenNebula with BOINC client applications. In this way, both partners will deliver best-of-class efforts to reinforce and integrate the European Cloud and Desktop Grid infrastructures", added Peter Kacsuk, EDGI Project Coordinator.
Andrea Manieri (VENUS-C) and Peter Kacsuk (EDGI) shake hands after signing the MoU.