European Commission Partnership

RESERVOIR (February 2008-March 2011) is a flagship project of European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) with funding of €10.5 million for a total project cost of €17.22 million. RESERVOIR breakthrough technologies have been pioneered and disseminated by industry, universities, and esearch centres in Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

Achievements for Europe

Continued industry investments in Cloud computing technologies, spin-outs and the combination of open source software and open standards is the return on investment of RESERVOIR’s contribution to the economic and scientific development within the European Union.

  • RESERVOIR has been fundamental in bringing together people from academia and industry to gain new Cloud computing competences and services for Europe by addressing tough engineering challenges.
  • Open source software: Claudia, OpenNebula and Kernal Based Virtual Machine technology solutions and spin-outs.
  • Open standards: spearheaded new standards group in the Open Grid Forum – Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) and engagement with Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) – Cloud Incubator Working Group.
  • Assisting future research on Cloud computing – RESERVOIR is a flagship initiative leading to five new European projects building on new challenges that have emerged from a strong partnership nurturing innovative thinking.
  • Contributing to Europe’s investigation and publications on Cloud risk assessment.
  • Over 70 articles and public documents, including award-winning conference papers and peer-reviewed papers.
  • 116 project presentations, keynote lectures, workshops and demos, along with 12 training sessions.
  • Press releases have generated over 120 clips and articles.