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Atos leads the OPTIMIS project for the optimisation of services in Cloud

30 Nov 2011 Madrid - Atos, an international IT services company, leads the consortium of academic and industrial partners responsible for carrying out the OPTIMIS project, one of the key elements in the European Commission strategy to ensure that Europe leads the deployment of Cloud computing. Optimising Infrastructure Services (OPTIMIS) will represent an investment of 10.5 million euro, of which 7 million shall be provided by the European Union, and will last until May 2013.

The objective of the project is the optimisation of the life cycle of the services offered by a Cloud, both at service provider and infrastructure provider level, taking into account all of the phases, from the building to the deployment and operation of the service. OPTIMIS will produce a toolkit that covers the entire service life cycle and numerous deployment scenarios, with confidence, reliability, risk, cost, ecological efficiency and legal aspects as the principal optimisation factors.

OPTIMIS is driven by the idea that hybrid Clouds shall be the model of the future, since they will enable private Clouds to interact in an integrated manner with a varied ecosystem of public Clouds under numerous models using Brokers and Aggregators. The objective of OPTIMIS is that companies and organisations can, automatically and transparently, externalise services and applications to hybrid Cloud providers offering guarantees and reliability. As such, OPTIMIS plans to give support and facilitate the appearance of an ecosystem of providers and end customers that will benefit from an optimised operation of services and infrastructures.

The consortium has already started the development of a 'Software Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS)' which enables organisations to automatically distribute the most appropriate execution channels for a service, be it on locally installed resources or on the public or private Cloud, depending on price, security requirements, eco-efficiency, risk, cost and confidence, amongst other criteria. The OPTIMIS software will support hybrid Cloud models, as well as the creation of a market in which the Cloud providers and their services shall be secure and reliable for consumers.

There is a plan to use the OPTIMIS specifications and tools to develop a few models or real cases that will demonstrate the possibilities of new generation Cloud architectures:

  • The Cloud Programming Model case will show how the OPTIMIS framework can be used for the migration aspects of legacy applications and the development of new applications on the Cloud.
  • The Cloud Brokerage case will demonstrate the possibilities of Cloud intermediation and of aggregation between several providers.
  • The Cloudbursting case will show how organisations can scale their infrastructures in an automated fashion in certain circumstances, by using third party resources.

Atos (Spain) is the project co-ordinator, and also participating in the consortium are the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (Spain), BT Group (United Kingdom), Flexiant (United Kingdom), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Germany), ICCS-NTUA (Greece), SAP (Germany), The 451 Group (United Kingdom), Umea University (Sweden), University of Stuttgart and Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany), City University of London and Leeds University (United Kingdom) and Arsys (Spain).

You can find more information on the project at www.optimis-project.eu/

Source: ATOS

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-12-19

Special

SARA supercomputers today 600.000 times faster than its first 100 Mflop/s Cyber 205 supercomputer in 1983 ...

SC'11 bigger than ever ...

The Cloud

Atos leads the OPTIMIS project for the optimisation of services in Cloud ...

ISGC 2012 registration opens now ...

ConteXtream launches software-defined network virtualization solution for Cloud and hosting providers ...

BGI-BOX terminal server debut operation in China Agricultural University ...

Amazon Web Services launches Brazil data centres for its Cloud computing platform ...

Office 365 becomes first and only major Cloud productivity service to comply with leading EU and U.S. standards for data protection and security ...

EuroFlash

Counting the cost of research computing infrastructures ...

Bull taps Nimsoft to expand its Vision Services ...

ATLAS and CMS experiments present Higgs search status ...

New supercomputer for Bielefeld's high-energy physicists ...

Slovak Academy of Science selects IBM Power Systems and Storage for National Supercomputing Project ...

Multi-purpose photonic chip paves the way to programmable quantum processors ...

USFlash

Cray XMT supercomputer arrives at the Noblis Center for Applied High Performance Computing ...

SDSC welcomes 'Gordon' supercomputer as a research powerhouse ...

Triton resource helps track how kinesin molecules move ...

Astronomical amount of data travels across Western Canada to support space research ...

Jacket v2.0 for faster code in MATLAB ...

GPU-accelerated engineering simulation application to enable highest quality products for aerospace and other mission critical fields ...

BGI tackles DNA data deluge using NVIDIA Tesla GPUs ...

Chinese Ministry of Education to integrate CUDA programming curriculum in universities nationwide ...

NVIDIA opens up CUDA Platform by releasing compiler source code ...

High-energy physicists set record for network data transfer ...

Rogue Wave announces support for upcoming Intel Many Integrated Core architecture based products ...

Rogue Wave announces Stingray Studio 11.0 release ...

TotalView selected for China's National Supercomputing Centre in Shenzhen ...

New application makes supercomputing simple ...

HP enables organisations worldwide to expand data centre resources with HP POD ...

Oracle delivers record performance result for a two processor Intel-based system with TPC-C benchmark ...

Early black holes grew big eating cold, fast food ...