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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 789 750

Participants (6)

SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 428 375
Address
Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 359 625
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
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)
WELLNESS TELECOM SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 340 250
Address
Calle Gregor J. Mendel 6 Planta 1 Edificio Da Vinc
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEIMOS ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 355 063
Address
C Francia 9 Poligono Industrial La Nava Iii
13500 Puertollano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLEXIOPS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 494 500
Address
27-28 Eastcastle Street
W1W 8DH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)