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Enabling Federated Cloud Networking

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.
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Coordinator

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

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Avenue Jean Mermoz 28
6041 Charleroi

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 658 225

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 392 500

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 842 500

OPENNEBULA SYSTEMS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 435 625

FLEXIANT LIMITED

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 390 625

LUFTHANSA SYSTEMS AG

Germany

LUFTHANSA SYSTEMS GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 348 275

FLEXIOPS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 502 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644048

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 July 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 570 250

  • EU contribution

    € 3 570 250

Coordinated by:

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

Belgium