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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-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE D'EXCELLENCE EN TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
Address
Avenue Jean Mermoz 28
6041 Charleroi
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 658 225

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 392 500
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 842 500
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPENNEBULA SYSTEMS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 435 625
Address
Paseo Del Club Deportivo 1 - Edificio 13 Parque Empresaria La Finca
28223 Pozuelo De Alarcon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLEXIANT LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
One Portland Place
W1B 1PN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 390 625
Address
Piazza Pugliatti 1
98122 Messina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUFTHANSA SYSTEMS AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Am Weiher 24
65451 Kelsterbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUFTHANSA SYSTEMS GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 348 275
Address
Am Messeplatz 1
65479 Raunheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLEXIOPS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 502 500
Address
27-28 Eastcastle Street
W1W 8DH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)