Towards a media-aware Data Access Layer. This EU-funded project aims to add innovative functionalities for the Future Internet. Note: If you want to see the video on the right in a larger format, just click.
New Services for the Future Internet
The goal of the EU-funded VISION Cloud project is to introduce a powerful ICT infrastructure for reliable and effective delivery of data-intensive storage services, facilitating the convergence of ICT, media and telecommunications.This infrastructure will support the setup and deployment of data and storage services on demand, at competitive costs, across disparate administrative domains, while providing QoS (Quality of Service) and security guarantees.
How is VISION Cloud unique?
The explosion of personal and organisational digital data has been recognised as one of the most significant characteristics of the decade. Generated data is growing faster than we can store it. In parallel our society has become critically dependent on services to extract valuable information from the data and drive decision making by individuals, businesses and government, across all aspects of life. In the emerging era of the Future Internet, the explosion of raw data and the dependence on data services is expected to be further amplified due to two important trends, namely the strong proliferation of data-intensive services and the digital convergence of telco, media and ICT.
The primary deliverables of VISION Cloud will be an architecture and a reference implementation of a cloud-based infrastructure, built on open standards and new technologies, to provide a scalable, flexible and dependable framework for optimised delivery of data-intensive storage services.
We will demonstrate how this VISION Cloud infrastructure -- where an object data model, computational storage, content-centric access, comprehensive data interoperability, and QoS and security guarantees play a central role -- supports new emerging telco/media services. In doing so, we aim to achieve significant and quantifiable improvements in service delivery productivity, quality, availability, reliability and cost.
VISION Cloud: Virtualised Storage Services Foundation for the Future Internet
IBM Haifa Research Lab (IL)
IBM Haifa Research Lab (IL), SAP Research (DE), Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (ES), Siemens AG (DE), Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa (IT), Institute of Communication and Computer Systems - National Technical University of Athens (GR), Deutsche Welle (DE), RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana Spa (IT), Umeå University (SE), SNIA Europe (UK), Telenor (NO), France Telecom (FR), Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SE), University of Messina (IT), iTricity B.V. (NL)
Short partner profiles can be found here.
October 2010 to September 2013