Last week (December 1st-3rd) the 4CaaSt General Assembly took place in Athens hosted by NTUA. There were many expectations put on this meeting as the first demo release is to been prepared shortly and the number of dependencies between work packages is very big. It was clear that e-mails and teleconferences were not enough for certain tasks, so face to face reunions were mandatory.
During these three days, work has been very intensive and meetings lasted almost 11 hours a day. However, this wasn’t an excuse for not continuing the meeting outside the venue and enjoying Greek gastronomy, while doing some partner networking.
4CaaSt is a 15-million-Euro EU-funded initiative (EU grant agreement 258862) funded by the 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme) under the Internet of Services, Software & virtualisation (ICT-2009.1.2) area, aimed at creating an advanced PaaS Cloud platform which supports the optimized and elastic hosting of Internet-scale multi-tier applications. 4CaaSt embeds all the necessary features, easing programming of rich applications and enabling the creation of a true business ecosystem where applications coming from different providers can be tailored to different users, mashed up and traded together.