COLA

 
Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application
1 Jan 2017– 30 Jun 2019
External identifier
731574 (EU H2020)
 

Define a generic pluggable framework, called MiCADO (Microservices-based Cloud Application-level Dynamic Orchestrator) that supports optimal and secure deployment and run-time orchestration of cloud applications. The project will provide a reference implementation of this framework by customising and extending existing, typically open source solutions. Moreover, it will demonstrate via large scale close to operational level SME and public sector demonstrators the applicability and impact of the solution.

Participants

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG, United Kingdom (coordinator)

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET, Hungary

CLOUDBROKER GMBH, Switzerland

SCALETOOLS AG, Switzerland

RISE SICS AB, Sweden

CLOUDSIGMA AG, Switzerland

BALABIT-EUROPE KERESKEDELMI ES SZOFTVERFEJLESZTO KFT, Hungary

INSTRUMENTACION Y COMPONENTES SA, Spain

SOCIEDAD ARAGONESA DE GESTION AGROAMBIENTAL SL, Spain

NOW:PENSIONS LTD, United Kingdom

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON, United Kingdom

SAKER SOLUTIONS LIMITED, United Kingdom

OUTLANDISH LLP, United Kingdom

CLOUDSME UG, Germany

THE AUDIENCE AGENCY, United Kingdom

Project goals

SMEs and public sector organizations increasingly investigate the possibilities to use cloud computing services in their everyday business conduct. Accessing services and resources in the cloud on-demand and in a flexible and elastic way could result in significant cost savings due to more efficient and convenient resource utilization that also replaces large investment costs with long term operational costs. On the other hand, the take up of cloud computing by SMEs and the public sector is still relatively low due to limited application-level flexibility and also security concerns. The Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application (COLA) project aims to increase the adoption of cloud computing services by the above mentioned two strategic target communities. Typical industry and public sector applications require resource scalability and efficient resource utilization in order to serve a variable number of customers with dynamic resource demands, and to suitably optimize resource consumption and costs. However, the dynamic and intelligent utilization of cloud infrastructure resources from the perspective of cloud applications is not trivial. Although there have been several efforts to support the intelligent and coordinated deployment, and to a smaller extent also the run-time orchestration of cloud applications, no comprehensive solution has emerged until now that could be applied in large scale near operational level industry trials. The overall objective of the COLA project is that by building on and extending current research results, it will define and provide a reference implementation of a generic and pluggable framework that supports the optimal and secure deployment and run-time orchestration of cloud applications. COLA will demonstrate the applicability and impact of the solution via large scale near operational level SME and public sector pilots and demonstrators, and will also define a clear pathway how the innovation can be delivered to the market.

Department

Manager

Email
kacsuk.peter@sztaki.mta.hu
Phone
+36 1 329 7864