R&D for Building the Next-Generation Cloud

Thanks to Research, Development, and Innovation, OpenNebula Systems is opening up the cloud & edge computing market, supporting global digitalization and democratizing access to strategic deep technologies.

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Real Impact Through Open Source Innovation

OpenNebula Systems partners with leading universities, research institutions, and companies worldwide to collaborate on R&D and innovation projects, from smart serverless computing to AI-enabled energy efficiency at the 5G Telco edge.

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Projects

Pushing the boundaries for building the next generation cloud-edge continuum.

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Use Cases

Solving research and technology challenges in real cloud edge environments.

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Initiatives

Collaborating with the main industry stakeholders in shaping the future of cloud computing.

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Partners

Consolidating a community of partners in research, development, and innovation.

Research, Development & Innovation Projects

We actively collaborate with leading companies and public organizations in the research and development of the open source software that enables the emergence of innovative data-driven business models and new digital public services based on the cloud-edge continuum.
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UPCOMING PROJECT (2023-2027)

IPCEI on Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure and Services

Cloud service providers, Telecom/5G operators, and technology companies from 12 EU member states, including OpenNebula Systems, are joining forces around a highly strategic open source project aimed at creating Europe’s future multi-provider cloud-edge continuum.

Role: Participant / Macro Project Coordinator

Program: NextGenerationEU

Budget: TBC

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UPCOMING PROJECT (2023-2025)

A Cognitive Serverless Framework for the Cloud-Edge Continuum

Led by OpenNebula Systems, the COGNIT project will provide a new distributed Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) paradigm for edge application management and smart orchestration, changing how applications and services are deployed and executed along the cloud-edge continuum.

Role: Coordinator

Program: Horizon Europe

Budget: 5,962,092 EUR

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UPCOMING PROJECT (2023-2025)

Smart Networks and Services Experimental Infrastructure

OpenNebula is being used in this project as a core open source technology to build a complete and modular facility for the European experimentation ecosystem, supporting the next generation technology and research validation processes needed in the pathway towards 6G.

Role: Participant

Program: SNS Joint Undertaking

Budget: 8,546,551 EUR

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COMPLETED PROJECT (2019-2022)

A Software-defined Edge Computing Solution

This project has helped to turn OpenNebula into a powerful edge computing platform that provides companies with a unique open source solution for building their own Edge-as-a-Service environments by aggregating private and public cloud/edge infrastructure resources.

Role: Single Beneficiary

Program: EIC Accelerator

Budget: 2,143,735 EUR

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COMPLETED PROJECT (2015-2017)

Enabling Federated Cloud Networking

This project used OpenNebula in the process of researching and developing innovative techniques for federating cloud network resources, and for defining the integrated management cloud layer needed to deploy federated cloud applications in a efficient and secure manner.

Role: Participant

Program: Horizon 2020

Budget: 3,570,250 EUR

Innovative Use Cases

We are collaborating with many companies in multiple industries to solve the technological challenges of incorporating edge resources and microDCs as part of their corporate infrastructures and services, and of defining innovative business models and go-to-market strategies.

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Telecom/5G

Helping telco operators meet their Multi-access Edge Computing, RAN, and NFV requirements.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Implementing Industry 4.0 strategies using smart and energy-efficient on-premise IoT/edge resources.

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Transportation

Managing the secure deployment of edge applications on resource-constrained, mobile enviroments.

Energy

Energy

Supporting new business cases implemented by green cloud/edge infrastructure providers.

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FTTx

Helping connectivity providers design and commercialize new Edge-as-a-Service solutions

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Home & Retail

Solving the challenges of managing hundreds of thousands of highly-distributed IoT/edge locations.

Open Collaboration Initiatives

As part of the ever-growing open source community, both in Europe and globally, we also collaborate with various initiatives that help strengthen the cloud edge computing space.
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EU Cloud Alliance

An initiative launched in 2021 by the European Commission and aimed at fostering collaboration between the EU industry and member states in defining together Europe’s future investment roadmap for cloud and edge technologies. OpenNebula Systems chairs the Cloud/Edge Working Group.

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Gaia-X Association

The common goal of this initiative is to create a sovereign, federated data infrastructure, able to provide interoperability between different data services. OpenNebula Systems joined the Gaia-X Association as Day-1 Member in 2020, and is also a member of the Lighthouse Project Structura-X.

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SovereignEdge.EU

A community of European open source companies leading the innovation and development of some of the most popular and mature cloud and edge technologies in the market. OpenNebula Systems coordinates this initiative, and its associated R&D projects, since its foundation in 2021.

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Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation brings together hundreds of tech companies and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. OpenNebula Systems supports this global open source community as a Silver Member.

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CNCF

Sponsored by the Linux Foundation, the CNCF is a vendor-neutral initiative focused on the advance of Kubernetes and other open source container technologies, fostering collaboration between developers and end-users. OpenNebula Systems supports this global community as a Silver Member.

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LF Edge

LF Edge is a Linux Foundation initiative focused on fostering cross-industry collaboration across IoT, telecom, enterprise, and cloud ecosystems, facilitating the adoption of open source edge computing technologies. OpenNebula Systems supports these efforts as a General Member.

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EOSC

Actively supported by the European Commission, the EOSC is creating a  digital platform for the EU scientific community, providing seamless access to data and cloud infrastructure services. OpenNebula Systems supports this project as an Observer Member of the EOSC Association.

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6G-IA

The 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association is the voice of the European industry and innovation community for next-gen networks and services, and its primary objective is to contribute to Europe’s leadership on 5G and 6G research. OpenNebula Systems is a Full Member of the organization.

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OpenForum Europe

OFE is a not-for-profit organization launched in 2002 to accelerate, broaden, and strengthen the use of open source software and open standards in business and government. OpenNebula Systems supports these efforts through an annual sponsorship of the EU Open Source Policy Summit.

Innovation Partnerships

These are some of the companies and organizations we collaborate with:
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Contact OpenNebula

To know more about our current innovation projects, contact us at innovation@opennebula.io