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dEcentralized repositories for traNsparent and efficienT vIrtual maChine opErations

dEcentralized repositories for traNsparent and efficienT vIrtual maChine opErations

Objective

Virtualization is a key enabler of cloud computing that allows to run multiple virtual machines (VM) with their own software environment and applications on top of physical hardware with the promise to increase efficient usage of hardware resources at lower cost and increased elasticity. Typically VMs are created using provider-specific templates (so called VM images) that are stored in proprietary repositories which leads to provider lock-in and hinder portability or simultaneous use of multiple federated Clouds. Optimization at the level of the VM images is needed both by the Cloud applications as well as by the underlying Cloud providers for improved resource usage, speed, elasticity, redundancy, fault tolerance and other much desired Quality of Service (QoS)-related features. Critical barriers exist that prevent many users from industry, business and academia to effectively use cloud resources and virtualization environments for their computing and data processing needs. In this project we will create a novel (ENTICE) environment targeting federated Cloud infrastructures for: (i) simplifying the creation of lightweight and highly optimized VM images; (ii) automatic decomposition and distribution of VM images based on multi-objective optimization (performance, economic costs, storage size, and QoS requirements) and a knowledge collection and reasoning infrastructure, and (iii) auto-scaling of Cloud resources that supports interoperability of VMs across Cloud infrastructures without provider lock-in. We gathered an interesting selection of complementary use cases from energy management to earth observation and cloud orchestration which will be used to validate the ENTICE environment and that are provided by two SME and one industrial partners of the project.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Address

Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 789 750

Participants (6)

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MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 428 375

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 359 625

FLEXIANT LIMITED

United Kingdom

WELLNESS TELECOM SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 340 250

DEIMOS CASTILLA LA MANCHA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 355 063

FLEXIOPS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 494 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644179

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 767 565

  • EU contribution

    € 2 767 563

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria