• The Cloud Open Computing Contest

    The cloud computing industry race to unexplored new performance heights

  • Discover the Cloud Open Computing Contest

    Challenging industry leaders innovation on behalf of the users.

    What is the COC Contest

    The Cloud Computing race

    The COC Contest is a technological challenge where cloud computing technology providers join to demonstrate their latest advancements in cloud computing.

    Why the COC Contest

    20 years of cloud computing call for C.H.A.N.G.E.S.

    It’s been more than 20 years that Wired magazine conceptualized the Cloud Computing and more than 10 years than Amazon released its iconic Elastic Compute Cloud offer.


    Since then, a very small number of major players have emerged, limiting the choice of most cloud users to a very short list of providers and technologies.


    Meanwhile, new eras in application calculation possibilities emerged: big data real-time analysis and artificial intelligence are the most promising of them.


    However much more can be done to improve performance and affordability in this space.


    The COC Contest therefore calls for C.H.A.N.G.E.S. in this industry and provides the platform for players to evaluate and demonstrate their innovations:


    C.H.A.N.G.E.S. as in :


    C ost-effectiveness for users

    H ope of scalability for startup users

    A pplications for all businesses

    N ew era to AI, big data

    G rowth enabled seamlessly by design

    E ntrepreneurship opportunities for providers

    S ecurity for data

    For whom the COC Contest

    A competition for Cloud Computing change agents

    The COC Contest is open to:

    • cloud research labs from public of private organizations
    • major public cloud computing players like Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, or Microsoft Azure
    • specialized cloud players providing either private, hybrid, distributed and other emerging types of cloud

    If your organization qualifies, follow this guidance to Participate to the COC Contest.

    Who's operating the COC Contest

    A non profit organization

    The COC Contest is operated as a non-profit organization which purpose is to foster innovation in this field in order to unlock the widest usage possible of IAAS technologies to the benefit of commercial, public sector and individual users and the society has a whole.

    The organization is funded by donations, sponsorship and participation fees to the COC contest.

    When does the COC Contest happen

    Yearly on 6/6 at a minimum

    The COC Contest was first performed on June 6th, 2017 and reoccurs annually.


    This date coincides with the infrastructure preparation for the summer sales peak.


    Other dates are used for seasonal sales peak:


    - 9/9 or Sep. 9th to prepare for the double eleven shopping event

    - 12/12 or Dec 12th to prepare for the winter sales peak of activity

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