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In-Network Programmability for next-generation personal cloUd service supporT

Objective

The INPUT Project aims at designing a novel infrastructure and paradigm to support Future Internet personal cloud services in a more scalable and sustainable way and with innovative added-value capabilities. The INPUT technologies will enable next-generation cloud applications to go beyond classical service models, and even to replace physical Smart Devices, usually placed in users’ homes (e.g., set-top-boxes, etc.) or deployed around for monitoring purposes (e.g., sensors), with their virtual images, providing them to users “as a Service.” Virtual and physical SDs will be made available to users at any time and at any place by means of virtual cloud-powered Personal Networks, which will constitute an underlying service model. These Personal Networks will provide users the perception to be always in their home LAN with their own smart digital (virtual and physical) devices.
The INPUT project will overcome current limitations in the cloud service design due to the underlying obsolete network paradigms and technologies, by:
• using the computing and storage capabilities of network appliances to allow users create private clouds “in the network”;
• exploiting the energy consumed in network appliances more efficiently than in traditional cloud computing scenarios;
• moving cloud services much closer to end-users and smart-devices, thus avoiding useless network infrastructure overloading;
The INPUT Project will foster future-proof Internet infrastructures that will be “smarter,” fully virtualized, power vs. performance optimised, and vertically integrated with cloud computing, with a clear impact on OPEX and CAPEX of Telecoms, of Service Providers, and of end-users. The INPUT project will extend the programmability of network devices to make them able to host cloud service applications, which will cooperate with the ones in users’ terminals and datacenters to realize the aforementioned cloud services.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 844 375

Participants (8)

ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 462 000
Address
Via Anagnina 203
00118 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GIOUMPITEK MELETI SCHEDIASMOS YLOPOIISI KAI POLISI ERGON PLIROFORIKIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 323 750
Address
Mithridatou 36-38
11632 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 280 625
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOP UBIQUITOUS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Calle Luis Bunuel 6
30562 Ceuti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFOCOM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 283 438
Address
Piazza Velasca 8
20122 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COSMOTE KINITES TILEPIKOINONIES AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 211 250
Address
Kifissias 99
15124 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 201 875
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 688
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments