As part of its exploitation strategy, Telefónica I+D decided to release as Open Source a number of components developed during the research on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Clouds. These components will be integrated in the Claudia Platform that will offer a Service Management toolkit to deploy and control the scalability of service among a public or private IaaS Cloud. Telefónica I+D chooses MORFEO Project to release the software because it guarantees the access to the results of research beyond the end of the project.
By March 2010, the first set of components, which are part of the research results of the RESERVOIR project, will be released:
- Service Lifecycle Manager that will control the deployment and dynamic scalability processes of the services.
- Scalability and Optimization Manager that will dynamically drive the configuration and scalability of the services.
- OVF Manager component, a library to parse and transform OVF files that contains the service definition.
- Service Monitoring Framework, based on the WASUP platform, will store and distribute the status of the services.
- Cloud Dashboard, based on the EzWeb mashup platform, will provide a Web GUI to manage the Cloud.
- The Service Manager Interface, an API that will allow developers to manage the deployment of their services as a whole.
- Implementation of the OCCI (Open Cloud Computing Interface) API to integrate Claudia with different Virtual Infrastructure managers.
These components will continue evolving and put into a “production” status by Telefónica I+D. Each component will be released with its own Open Source License (GPL, Apache, MPL, etc.). Telefónica I+D will also provide commercial support following a dual-license schema.
The Claudia Platform is aligned with the Morfeo’s Cloud Technologies Chapter vision of integrating a complete Open Source Stack for managing a IaaS Cloud. In this way, Claudia will be fully integrated with Open Nebula through the OCCI API as both are members of the chapter.
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