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Enabling Federated Cloud Networking

Objective

Cloud federation enables cloud providers to collaborate and share their resources to create a large virtual pool of resources at multiple network locations. Different types of federation architectures for clouds and datacenters have been proposed and implemented (e.g. cloud bursting, cloud brokering or cloud aggregation) with different level of resource coupling and interoperation among the cloud resources, from loosely coupled, typically involving different administrative and legal domains, to tightly coupled federation, usually spanning multiple datacenters within an organization. In both situations, an effective, agile and secure federation of cloud networking resources is key to impact the deployment of federated applications.
The main goal of this project is two-fold: research and develop techniques to federate cloud network resources, and to derive the integrated management cloud layer that enables an efficient and secure deployment of federated cloud applications. Our proposal will deliver a homogeneous virtualization layer, on top of heterogeneous underlying physical networks, computing and storage infrastructures, providing enablement for automated federation of applications across different clouds and datacenters.
The project is fully committed to open source software. Cloud networking aspects will be based on OpenDaylight, a collaborative project under The Linux Foundation, and specifically we will leverage and extend the OpenDOVE project with new rich inter-cloud APIs to provision cross-site virtual networks overlays.
The new inter-cloud network capabilities will be leveraged by existing open source cloud platforms, OpenNebula and OpenStack, to deploy multi-cloud applications. In particular, different aspects of the platforms will be extended to accommodate the federated cloud networking features like multi-tenancy, federated orchestration of networking, compute and storage management or the placement and elasticity of the multi-cloud applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

CENTRE D'EXCELLENCE EN TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
Net EU contribution
€ 658 225,00
Address
Avenue Jean Mermoz 28
6041 Charleroi
Belgium

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Hainaut Arr. Charleroi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 658 225,00

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 392 500,00
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 392 500,00
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 842 500,00
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 842 500,00
OPENNEBULA SYSTEMS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 435 625,00
Address
Paseo Del Club Deportivo 1 - Edificio 13 Parque Empresaria La Finca
28223 Pozuelo De Alarcon

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 435 625,00
FLEXIANT LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
One Portland Place
W1B 1PN London
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 390 625,00
Address
Piazza Pugliatti 1
98122 Messina

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Region
Isole Sicilia Messina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 390 625,00
LUFTHANSA SYSTEMS AG

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Am Weiher 24
65451 Kelsterbach
Region
Darmstadt Groß-Gerau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LUFTHANSA SYSTEMS GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 348 275,00
Address
Am Messeplatz 1
65479 Raunheim

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Region
Darmstadt Groß-Gerau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 348 275,00
FLEXIOPS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 502 500,00
Address
27-28 Eastcastle Street
W1W 8DH London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 502 500,00