DSA-Research Group at UCM Joins €3.6 Million Consortium Tasked With Enabling Federated Cloud Networking

Challenging research in the flagship European Project on SDN, NFV and Cloud

Madrid, Spain – 5 February 2015 – DSA-Research (UCM) today announced it has joined a consortium of leading research organisations and universities from the U.K., Germany, Spain, Belgium, Israel and Italy focused on developing new innovative techniques to federate cloud network resources and to derive the integrated management cloud layer that enables an efficient and secure deployment of federated cloud applications.

The BEACON project will deliver a homogeneous virtualization layer, on top of heterogeneous underlying physical networks, computing and storage infrastructures, providing enablement for automated federation of applications across different clouds and datacentres. Senior member of DSA-Research and Scientific Coordinator of the project, Eduardo Huedo, said:

“BEACON will provide innovative techniques to federate cloud network resources and an integrated management cloud layer to enable the efficient and secure deployment of multi-cloud applications, which aggregate compute, storage and network resources from distributed infrastructures. This brings up new challenges for the research done at DSA-Research, like virtual networks spanning multiple datacentres, automated high-availability across datacentres, or datacentre location-aware elasticity. The technology developed as a result of this research will be contributed to the OpenNebula cloud management platform.”

DSA-Research (UCM) is joined on the project by Flexiant (U.K.), CETIC (Belgium), OpenNebula Systems (Spain), IBM Israel (Israel), Universita di Messina (Italy) and Lufthansa Systems (Germany).

About BEACON

BEACON is a collaborative research project co-funded under the ICT theme of HORIZON 2020 Research Programme of the European Union.

For more information visit www.beacon-project.eu.

About DSA-Research (UCM)

The DSA (Distributed Systems Architecture) Research Group at Complutense University of Madrid conducts research in advanced distributed computing and virtualization technologies for large-scale infrastructures and resource provisioning platforms.

The group founded the OpenNebula open-source project, widely used technology to build IaaS cloud infrastructures; is a co-founder of the OGF Working Group on Cloud Computing Interface; and participates in the main European projects in cloud computing, such as RESERVOIR, flagship of European research initiatives in virtualized infrastructures and cloud computing, BonFIRE, 4CaaSt, StratusLab, PANACEA and CloudCatalyst. The results of the research have been published in several leading publications on virtualization and cloud computing, and members of the group participate in the Program Committee of the most important workshops and conference in the research field. The group founded the Spanish Initiative in Grid Middleware and the Working Group on SOI and Grids of INES – Spanish Technology Platform on Software and Services; and is involved in NESSI.

For more information visit www.dsa-research.org.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *