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Virtualization Technologies

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RESERVOIR ("Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers"), is a European Union FP7-funded Cloud Computing research project that will enable massive-scale deployment and management of complex IT services both in a computing cloud, and across clouds under different administrative domains, IT platforms and geographies. Composed of thirteen leading industrial and academic partners, the project will provide a foundation for a service-based online economy, where, using virtualization technologies, resources and services are transparently provisioned and managed on an on-demand basis at competitive costs with high quality of service.

Striving to develop new technologies beyond today's commercial Cloud Computing offerings, RESERVOIR will be researching such topics as:

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IBM Haifa Research Lab's Role

As one of the initiators of the original RESERVOIR proposal, IBM HRL is playing a key position in the project, not only having the largest share of funded person-months, but also serving as the Project Coordinator and leading the architecture definition work. In addition, IBM is either or leading or participating in a number of technical work packages, including:


CeBIT 2009 Demo Held every Spring in Hannover, Germany, CeBIT is the world's largest IT and communication trade show.  This year's event attracted over 4,500 companies from 69 countries, and more than 400,000 visitors.  RESERVOIR was proudly featured in booths sponsored by IBM and SAP, in a demo migrating SAP applications between  IBM Power6 servers located across clouds.

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