2nd EU ICT IRMOS Public Seminar - The Real-Time QoS Enabled Cloud - 18 March 2010

The 2nd EU ICT IRMOS Public Seminar -"The Real-Time QoS Enabled Cloud" took place on March 18th, 2010, at Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland premises, Stuttgart, Germany.

You can find the presentations in the project website's publications area: http://www.irmosproject.eu/Publications/

Cloud computing is one of the hottest buzzwords in IT today and is expected to provide the foundation infrastructure for the Future Internet. The commoditisation of IT resources and the ability to dynamically align user demand to resource provisioning has made Clouds the success we see today through offers by vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce. However, significant research challenges exist that are barriers to adoption by the enterprise in the areas of security and quality of service guarantees

This seminar presented results from the EU ICT IRMOS project which is addressing these barriers by investigating novel approaches to support real-time QoS guarantees for interactive real-time multimedia applications on service oriented infrastructures.  It is an EC FP7 project with academic and industrial partners from across Europe: Xyratex (UK), University of Stuttgart (DE), ICCS NTUA (GR), Alcatel-Lucent (DE), SINTEF (NO), IT Innovation (UK), Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (IT), Telefonica I+D (ES), Giunti Labs (IT), Deutsche Thomson OHG (DE), DFT Digital Film Technology (DE).

The seminar covered our research on how to describe complex interactive applications, model and predict their resource requirements and manage the quality of service through all layers of the cloud including software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service (virtual machines and shared networks and hosts).