The SSICLOPS project will focus on techniques for the management of federated private cloud infrastructures, in particular cloud networking techniques.
Key deliverables from the project will include a meta data description language for workloads, resources and policies, workload-specific adaptations to TCP/IP stacks, and data center performance analysis tools.
Cloud operators, and organisations using cloud services, who care about performance and privacy considerations of their cloud services.
Multiple application areas can benefit from the results -- the project target scenarios include in-memory database management systems, large-volume high-energy physics computation, network function virtualisation for telecommunication operator and content distribution networks.
SSICLOPS develops a federated cloud infrastructure with following properties:
1) policy language to describe constraints in federated cloud communication;
2) improved communication efficiency, for example using multipath TCP between federated cloud instances;
3) Enhanced protocol stack designs for minimum latency;
4) Advanced analysis tools for diagnosing communication performance
End users can seamlessly use high-performance federated cloud services with guarantees on specific policies. The project is also involved in protocol development and standardisation, to make sustaining impact on future protocol development.
The protocol stack enhancements are made available as open source, for the benefit of cloud networking community at large.