OpenNebula Systems has just announced its participation in a €3.6 million consortium tasked with enabling federated cloud networking. BEACON is the main European funded project, called to lead innovation in federated cloud networking. The Project is set to pave the road towards the true start of a revolution in cloud networking, developing the building blocks to enable next generation network functionalities within and across data centers and cloud sites.
The Project will rely on SDN (Software Defined Networks) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) techniques and will enhance the european reference in cloud management platforms, OpenNebula, to support the automatic, elastic, and scalable deployment of resources and services across multiple sites. Aligned with the OpenNebula project philosophy, and as always done with previous projects, all these improvements will be contributed back to the community.
Other members of the Consortium are Flexiant (U.K.), CETIC (Belgium), Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), IBM Israel (Israel), Universita di Messina (Italy) and Lufthansa Systems (Germany).
We will keep you updated about its progress.