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Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers

Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers

Objective

The goal of the RESERVOIR project is to increase the competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing a powerful ICT infrastructure for the reliable and effective delivery of services as utilities.

The main goal of the RESERVOIR project is to increase the competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing a powerful ICT infrastructure for reliable and effective delivery of services as utilities, analogously to electricity and telephony. This infrastructure will support the set-up and deployment of services on demand, at competitive costs, across disparate administrative domains, while assuring quality of service. RESERVOIR provides different advantages:

 

Saving Time and Money: Today, ICT technologies move to Web 2.0, which means that companies supplying internet-based hosting usually over-provision their servers by 500% in order to handle peak loads. Hence, entrance costs for the service provider are very steep which presents a major barrier to small and medium-sized enterprises but also to citizens.

 

RESERVOIR provides a foundation for a cost-competitive service-based on-line economy where resources and services are transparently and flexibly provisioned and managed like utilities.

 

Gathering Clouds: "Cloud computing" enables the vision of hosting applications and data off the desktop and on the web. Currently however, only large companies with vast resources can afford this. The aim of RESERVOIR is to provide the means in order to allow the migration of resources across geographies and administrative domains. In this way, resource exploitation can be maximised and European citizen costs minimised.

 

Achieving the RESERVOIR Vision

 

The main objective of the project is to supply an architecture and a reference implementation for a service-oriented infrastructure (SOI). This Infrastructure supports the deployment of complex service scenarios that are not otherwise supported by today's technology. The aim is to achieve quantified and significant improvements in service delivery productivity, quality, availability and cost. RESERVOIR will contribute to the state-of-the-art by:

 

* Significantly advancing virtualisation and grid technologies and integrating them, thereby creating a basis for the next generation SOI, where services and associated resources are effectively delivered "without boundaries" of geography and configuration.

 

* Developing service management technology capable of exploiting the strength and addressing the challenges presented by our infrastructure, e.g. monitoring service execution and resource utilisation, and triggering service relocation and resource reallocation decisions as needed to assure compliance with Service Level Agreements across disparate domains.

Coordinator

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Address

94 Derech Em-Hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva

Israel

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 2 068 500

Administrative Contact

Eliot Salant (Mr.)

Participants (16)

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

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 494 827

UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 600 290

SUN MICROSYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

SAP SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 979 432

ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 025 906

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 469 454

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 994 040

THALES SERVICES SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 638 927

ELSAG DATAMAT S.P.A.

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 355 126

TELESPAZIO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 320 903

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 758 460

EUROPEAN CHAPTER OF THE OPEN GRID FORUM, EEIG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 80 400

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 742 000

INNOTEC srl

Italy

TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215605

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 169 906

  • EU contribution

    € 10 528 265

Coordinated by:

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel