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Open Computing Infrastructures for Elastic Services

Open Computing Infrastructures for Elastic Services

Objective

In the future of corporate IT, companies will rely on highly dynamic distributed IT infrastructures. Federation models are envisioned where a given organisation will be both a Cloud provider during periods when its IT infrastructure is not used at its maximal capacity, and a Cloud customer in periods of peak activity.The main contribution of CONTRAIL will be the development of an integrated approach to virtualization, offering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), services for federating IaaS Clouds, and Platform as a Service (PaaS) on top of federated Clouds. This service stack will be part of the CONTRAIL open source system, facilitating industrial up-take of Cloud computing. The main outputs of CONTRAIL are a collection of infrastructure services offering network, computation and storage as a service; services to federate IaaS Clouds; a set of high level services and runtime environments for typical Cloud applications, including efficient map/reduce, scalable service-oriented application hosting, and automatic workflow execution; and a set of applications and use cases from the domains of e-business, e-science, telecommunication and media using and demonstrating the CONTRAIL system.CONTRAIL leverages the open source XtreemOS system, developed in the successful XtreemOS European integrated project and which was designed for large scale dynamic infrastructures. XtreemOS integrates services for data, application, security and community management that can be adapted to provide a unified solution for building private, public and federated Cloud infrastructures. CONTRAIL has core virtualization technology integrated with its high-level services and its Cloud management facilities.This unique approach of covering "the whole Cloud" from the core infrastructure, via federation mechanisms, to management services, enables the construction of transparent, trusted and reliable Cloud platforms with operations governed by service level agreements.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

Address

Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 331 857

Administrative Contact

Jean-Paul Guillois (Mr)

Participants (12)

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Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 150 925

EBM WEBSOURCING SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 212 758

LINAGORA GRAND SUD OUEST SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 181 961

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 727 601

TISCALI ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 586 818

HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 642 377

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 089 278

GENIAS BENELUX BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 494 700

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 253 497

XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 683 542

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 808 973

CONSTELLATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 139 823

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 257438

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2010

  • End date

    31 January 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 472 403

  • EU contribution

    € 8 304 110

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France