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:
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: