Service Communautaire d'Information sur la Recherche et le Développement - CORDIS

FP7 Reservoir

RESERVOIR

Project reference: 215605
Funded under

Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers

From 2008-02-01 to 2011-03-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 17 169 906

EU contribution:

EUR 10 528 265

Coordinated in:

Israel

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

The goal of the RESERVOIR project is to increase the competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing a powerful ICT infrastructure for the reliable and effective delivery of services as utilities.

The main goal of the RESERVOIR project is to increase the competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing a powerful ICT infrastructure for reliable and effective delivery of services as utilities, analogously to electricity and telephony. This infrastructure will support the set-up and deployment of services on demand, at competitive costs, across disparate administrative domains, while assuring quality of service. RESERVOIR provides different advantages:

 

Saving Time and Money: Today, ICT technologies move to Web 2.0, which means that companies supplying internet-based hosting usually over-provision their servers by 500% in order to handle peak loads. Hence, entrance costs for the service provider are very steep which presents a major barrier to small and medium-sized enterprises but also to citizens.

 

RESERVOIR provides a foundation for a cost-competitive service-based on-line economy where resources and services are transparently and flexibly provisioned and managed like utilities.

 

Gathering Clouds: "Cloud computing" enables the vision of hosting applications and data off the desktop and on the web. Currently however, only large companies with vast resources can afford this. The aim of RESERVOIR is to provide the means in order to allow the migration of resources across geographies and administrative domains. In this way, resource exploitation can be maximised and European citizen costs minimised.

 

Achieving the RESERVOIR Vision

 

The main objective of the project is to supply an architecture and a reference implementation for a service-oriented infrastructure (SOI). This Infrastructure supports the deployment of complex service scenarios that are not otherwise supported by today's technology. The aim is to achieve quantified and significant improvements in service delivery productivity, quality, availability and cost. RESERVOIR will contribute to the state-of-the-art by:

 

* Significantly advancing virtualisation and grid technologies and integrating them, thereby creating a basis for the next generation SOI, where services and associated resources are effectively delivered "without boundaries" of geography and configuration.

 

* Developing service management technology capable of exploiting the strength and addressing the challenges presented by our infrastructure, e.g. monitoring service execution and resource utilisation, and triggering service relocation and resource reallocation decisions as needed to assure compliance with Service Level Agreements across disparate domains.

Objective

The goal of the RESERVOIR project is to increase the competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing a powerful ICT infrastructure for reliable and effective delivery of services as utilities, analogously to electricity and telephony. This infrastructure will support the setup and deployment of services on demand, at competitive costs, across disparate administrative domains, assuring quality of service. In doing so, RESERVOIR will lay a foundation for a service-based European online economy, where services - which have become critical to our business environment - are transparently, scalably and flexibly provisioned and managed for the benefit of businesses and citizens. <br/>The prime deliverable of the project will be an architecture and a reference implementation of a service-oriented infrastructure (SOI) which – building on open standards and new technologies – will provide a dependable framework for delivering services as utilities. We will demonstrate how this infrastructure supports the deployment of complex service scenarios that are not otherwise supported by today's technology. We aim to achieve quantified and significant improvements in service delivery productivity, quality, availability and cost.<br/>From a scientific standpoint, our work will contribute to the state-of-the-art by: <br/>•\tSignificantly advancing virtualization and grid technologies and deeply integrating them, thereby creating a basis for the next generation SOI, where services and their associated resources are effectively delivered "without boundaries" of geography and configuration.<br/>•\tDeveloping service management technology capable of exploiting the strengths and addressing the challenges presented by our infrastructure, e.g. monitoring service execution and resource utilization, and triggering service relocation and resource reallocation decisions as needed to assure compliance with Service Level Agreements across disparate domains.

Related information

Coordinator

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 2 068 500


IBM Haifa Labs, Haifa University Campus, Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa
Israel
Administrative contact: Eliot Salant
Tel.: +97 24 8296121
Fax: +97 24 8296113
E-mail

Participants

CENTRE D'EXCELLENCE EN TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 494 827


Rue des frères wright
6041 CHARLEROI
Belgium
Administrative contact: Philippe Massonet
Tel.: +32 71 91 98 27
Fax: +32 71 91 98 02
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 600 290


VIA LAMBERTENGHI
6904 LUGANO
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Paola Colferai
Tel.: +41 58 6664818
Fax: +41 58 6664818
E-mail
SUN MICROSYSTEMS GMBH
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 0


SONNENALLEE 1
85551 KIRCHHEIM-HEIMSTETTEN
Germany
Administrative contact: FRIEDRICH FERSTL
Tel.: +49 9413075110
Fax: +49 9413075222
E-mail
ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 025 906


Riesstrasse
80992 Muenchen
Germany
Administrative contact: Friedrich Ferstl
Tel.: +49 9413075110
Fax: +49 941 3057222
E-mail
SAP AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 979 432


DIETMAR HOPP ALLEE
69190 WALLDORF
Germany
Administrative contact: Frank Gottfried
Tel.: +49 6227 746998
Fax: +49 6227 782216
E-mail
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 1 469 454


CALLE EMILIO VARGAS
28043 MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: Luis Lopez de Ayala Hidalgo
Tel.: +34 913374385
Fax: +34 915103318
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 994 040


AVENIDA SENECA 2 EDIFICIO SENECA
28040 MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: Maribel Rodriguez
Tel.: +34 91 3946376
Fax: +34 91 3946382
E-mail
THALES SERVICES SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 638 927


Rue Grange Dame Rose
78140 VELIZY VILLACOUBLAY
France
Administrative contact: Nicolas EVAIN
Tel.: +33169415987
Fax: +33169415563
E-mail
TELESPAZIO SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 320 903


Via Tiburtina
00156 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Fabrizio Pacini
Tel.: +390650274573
Fax: +390650274330
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 355 126


Piazza S. Pugliatti 1
98100 MESSINA
Italy
Administrative contact: Francesco Soraci
Tel.: +39 090 3977332
Fax: +39 0903977471
E-mail
ELSAG DATAMAT S.P.A.
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 0


Via Puccini Giacomo
16154 GENOVA
Italy
Administrative contact: Alberto Bianchi
Tel.: +390577781349
Fax: +390577781349
E-mail
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 758 460


UNIVERSITETOMRADET
901 87 UMEA
Sweden
Administrative contact: Lennart Edblom
Tel.: +46 90 786 6137
Fax: +46 90 786 6126
E-mail
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 742 000


Gower Street
WC1E 6BT LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Alex Galis
Tel.: +44 207 6795737
Fax: +44 20 7388932
E-mail
EUROPEAN CHAPTER OF THE OPEN GRID FORUM, EEIG
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 80 400


CHASE GREEN HOUSE, 42 CHASE SIDE
EN2 6NF ENFIELD, MIDDLESEX
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Silvana Muscella
Tel.: +39 34 72998224
Fax: +44 20 83669762
E-mail
INNOTEC srl
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 0


via Lorenzo Mossa
56127 Pisa
Italy
Administrative contact: Michele Nannipieri
Tel.: +3905028359
Fax: +390503325
E-mail
TRUST-IT SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 0


CHASE GREEN HOUSE , 42 CHASE SIDE,ENFIELD
EN26NF MIDDLESEX
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Sonia Arrighini
Tel.: +3905028359
Fax: +390503325
E-mail
Record Number: 85304 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01