Gandi is co-organizing the first international SCNS Cloud workshop

The premier international "Smart Cloud Networks & Systems" workshop will be held December 3 - 5, 2014 at Télécom ParisTech.

Gandi's Research and Development teams are contributing to the organization of the first international SCNS workshop, dedicated to best practices and optimization of Cloud solutions, in collaboration with l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie and l’Université Fédérale de Rio de Janeiro. The event is supported by the IEEE and IFIP.

The Cloud is becoming an enabler for enhanced control and management of IP and telecommunications networks. A rapidly-growing example of this is Software Defined Networking (SDN), in which the underlying tools include virtualisation and “Cloud” technology. However, a new paradigm is beginning to emerge: “Cloud” networks: nano, pico, small, large, super large, and extraordinarily large. Location of virtual machines is a major concern for performance optimisation, energy consumption, reliability, cost, etc. In such distributed global environments, control and adequate security measures are of particular concern, yet these, to date, have been largely overlooked giving rise to numerous attacks and incidents involving cloud and virtualised resources.

All of these subjects will be presented and discussed by, notably:

  • Louis Pouzin (Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, inventor of the datagram)
  • Paul Vincent Mockapetris (Internet pioneer, inventor of the DNS),
  • Jim Roberts (IRT-SystemX),
  • Prosper Chemouil (Orange Labs),
  • Guy Pujolle (UPMC).

The scientific SCNS 2014 program will include plenary presentations, regular sessions and special sessions. The program is based on contributions from invitees and proposals judged by an international selection committee. Accepted contributions will be published on the IEEEXplore website.

The complete conference program and registration are available on

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About Gandi

Founded in March of 2000, Gandi has grown to become one of the primary sellers of domain names in the world, with over 1.8 million domain names under management. Gandi provides individuals the opportunity to personalize their piece of the Internet, while offering domain name and hosting solutions to small businesses, large companies and institutions. Besides its function as a domain registrar, Gandi is a leading SSL Certification Authority, managing nearly 40,000 certificates.

With its expertise in domain names, Gandi expanded its offering to public cloud hosting in 2008, and now supports more than 30,000 hosting customers, representing more than 120,000 sites. With both Simple Hosting, a PaaS service designed for SMEs and individuals, and a high-performance IaaS service, Gandi offers a range of options to suit the needs of its various customers.

Gandi's hosting options combine the power of virtual private servers with high flexibility and optimal data security on a truly innovative network and server architecture.

Gandi is an innovative company, offering services "for geeks, by geeks," insists Stephan Ramoin, CEO. Gandi has a simple but ambitious commitment: "to create the company in which we would like to work, and sell products and services that we would buy as customers."