Stacksync Beta

We are happy to announce that Stacksync has finally has reached its Beta phase!

We have created a website for users willing to try StackSync for free. At this moment, we have desktop clients for Windows 7 and Linux, as well as a mobile client for Android. We are working hard to release clients for the rest of operating systems.

We would be very proud if you decided to give it a try and let us know your experience.

Cloud Interoperability Week

On the last week the URV presented the CloudSpaces project to the attendants of the Cloud Inteoperability Week at the EGI Technical Forum that took place in Madrid, Spain from 16 to 20 September 2013.

The event was hosted by and IBERGRID, a partnership between the Spanish and Portuguese National Grid Initiatives that represents the Iberian Peninsula in EGI.

The Cloud Interoperability Week and aimed to set out short and medium term objectives towards the longer-term goal of producing an ecosystem of interoperable cloud solutions.The event brought together a variety of diverse communities around the need to co-operate to utilise, standardise and enable the interworking of different approaches. 

Read more: Cloud Interoperability Week

Personal Cloud Measurement Dataset

We are happy to announce that we provide a freely available dataset to the research community. The dataset consists of an active measurement of three major Personal Clouds (Box, DropBox and SugarSync) during more than two months.

All the measurement details as well as the files can be found at: You may also find interesting the analysis entitled "Actively Measuring Personal Cloud Storage" published at IEEE Cloud'13. Enjoy!! :)

Keynote Speech at IEEE P2P'13

Pedro García-López, from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, presented a keynote speech at IEEE P2P'13!

Abstract: There is an ongoing battle between the forces of centralization and decentralization in several human fields (energy, economics, politics, …). In computing, these tidal waves of hype have periodically raised some boats while sunk some others. In particular, P2P rode the hype wave the past decade but now seems an outdated technology. Cloud Computing and Big Data are the current buzzwords where centralization is again the dominant trend. But unlike other old trendy topics, the P2P community captured the essence of decentralization. And decentralization is here to stay, … and come back.

Read more: Keynote Speech at IEEE P2P'13

The project in the media

The FP7 CloudSpaces project has recently received the attention of regional newspapers and TV stations. The last week Pedro García (URV) granted a couple of interviews that we will publish here as soon as possible.

TV3 (in catalan):

Other written media:

El Punt Avui (in catalan)

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