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Enhancing Grid Infrastructures with Virtualization and Cloud Technologies

Enhancing Grid Infrastructures with Virtualization and Cloud Technologies

Objective

The project is aimed at service provisioning, networking and research of cloud and virtualization technologies to simplify and optimize the use and operation of existing distributed computing infrastructures (e.g. EGEE/EGI). The project will incorporate cloud and virtualization innovation into existing Grid infrastructures by integrating cloud technologies and services within Grid sites; and by enriching existing computing infrastructures with "Infrastructure as a Service" (IaaS) cloud-like delivery paradigms.
StratusLab will integrate, distribute and maintain a sustainable open-source cloud distribution to bring cloud to existing and new grid sites. The StratusLab toolkit will be composed of existing cutting-edge open source software, and the innovative service and cloud management technologies developed in the project. It will also include the required additions to turn the software elements into a production grade distribution to support production quality and operational systems, as will be demonstrated with the operation of production level grid sites in the project.
StratusLab will bring to the e-Infrastructure ecosystem several benefits, in terms of simplification, added flexibility, increased maintainability, quality, energy efficiency and resilience of the sites. The new distribution will complement existing middleware services, being fully transparent to upper layers in the infrastructure. Existing Grid middleware would continue to provide the glue to federate the distributed resources and the services for high-level job and data management. StratusLab will help to improve usability of distributed computing infrastructures, attracting the science user communities and industrial users that have embraced the cloud computing provisioning model; to keep European research infrastructures at the technology forefront; and to strengthen the technological know-how in virtualization and cloud computing of the European industry.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Address

Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 470 043

Administrative Contact

Michèle SAUMON (Dr.)

Participants (5)

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SIXSQ SARL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 537 993

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 347 087

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 437 787

ETHNIKO DIKTYO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 349 746

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 157 344

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261552

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2012

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 137 221

  • EU contribution

    € 2 300 000

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France