Jose Fortes led tutorial on Cloud Computing and Software-defined Networking at Universitas Indonesia

This event was part of a workshop organized by PRAGMA and Universitas Indonesia on topics related to middleware, international collaboration and biodiversity on June 3, 2013. The tutorial broadly covered:

"What, Why, When of Cloud Computing"
This session introduced attendees to the different types of clouds (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and others), explained the benefits of their services, illustrated successful uses of cloud systems; examples using commercial and/or public clouds were considered.
"How to Build a Cloud"
This session introduced attendees to open-source software that can be used to manage and deliver cloud services. Examples using Openstack were covered.
"What, Why, When of Software-Defined Networking"
This session introduced the key concepts and basic technologies for software-defined networking and illustrated them with applications. Openflow and virtual networking were discussed.
"How to Use One (or More) Clouds"
This session introduced the attendees to advanced concepts such as the Intercloud and the use of Hadoop for big-data applications.

The tutorial included demos and hands-on activities where students used FutureGrid resources to deploy concepts and software introduced during the tutorial. There were forty participants including students, research assistants, researchers, system administrator, and faculty. They came from various background such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Pharmacy of Universitas Indonesia.