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Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers

Project description

Service and Software Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering 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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Israel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 068 500
Administrative Contact
Eliot Salant (Mr.)

Participants (16)

CENTRE D'EXCELLENCE EN TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 494 827
Address
Avenue Jean Mermoz 28
6041 Charleroi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Massonet (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 600 290
Address
Via Lambertenghi 10 A
6904 Lugano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paola Colferai (Mrs.)
SUN MICROSYSTEMS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sonnenallee 1
85551 Kirchheim-heimstetten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
FRIEDRICH FERSTL (Mr.)
SAP SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 979 432
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Gottfried (Dr.)
ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 025 906
Address
Riesstrasse
80992 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Friedrich Ferstl (Mr.)
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 469 454
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Lopez de Ayala Hidalgo (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 994 040
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maribel Rodriguez (Ms.)
THALES SERVICES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 638 927
Address
Rue Grange Dame Rose 20-22
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas EVAIN (Mr)
ELSAG DATAMAT S.P.A.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Puccini Giacomo 2
16154 Genova
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alberto Bianchi (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 355 126
Address
Piazza Pugliatti 1
98122 Messina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesco Soraci (Dr.)
TELESPAZIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 320 903
Address
Via Tiburtina 965
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrizio Pacini (Mr.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 758 460
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lennart Edblom (Ph. L)
EUROPEAN CHAPTER OF THE OPEN GRID FORUM, EEIG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 400
Address
Chase Green House, 42 Chase Side
EN2 6NF Enfield, Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvana Muscella (Mrs)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 742 000
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alex Galis (Prof.)
INNOTEC srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Lorenzo Mossa
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michele Nannipieri (Dr.)
TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Chase Side 42 Chase Green House
EN2 6NF Enfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Arrighini (Ms.)