Last week, a Cloud and Software Service Offer Catalogue by CloudWATCH became available online and in print. It provided EC-funded Research and Innovation projects the opportunity to showcase their results and objectives to a wide community of potential users.

The catalogue hosts over 70 service offers which highlight the cutting-edge solutions that projects are developing and which can improve the lives of European SMEs and public administrations. You can find the RECAP Service Offer in the catalogue on page 45 or read it below:

The RECAP project develops a radically novel concept in the provision of cloud services, where services are elastically instantiated and provisioned, close to the users that actually need them via self-configurable cloud computing systems.

Who is RECAP designed for?

Operators of data centers and Tier 1 hyperscale cloud service providers.

How will RECAP benefit the end-user?

The principal objective of RECAP is to reverse the current common practice to provide cloud-based services by allocating data centre resources on a effort basis. While recent years have seen significant advances in system instrumentation as well as data centre energy efficiency and automation, computational resources and network capacity are often provisioned using effort models and coarse-grained quality-of-service (QoS) mechanisms, even in state-of-the-art data centres. These limitations are seen as a major hindrance in the face of the coming evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the networked society, which are projected to significantly increase the load on networks and data centres, as well as require a much higher degree of intelligent automation.

How can RECAP improve efficiency and security?

RECAP aims to advance cloud and edge computing technology by making application placement, infrastructure management, and capacity provisioning, autonomous, predictable and optimized. It incorporates a much more elastic model, which delivers services and allocates resources in a dynamic manner, tied to time-varying user requirements. This will ensure that communication critical applications will always achieve their goals without unnecessary delays, no matter where they are located. This, in turn, will minimise operational costs and improve effectiveness and energy efficiency of data centre resources.

Cloud Characteristics:

  • Board Network access
  • Geographic distribution
  • Massive scale
  • Measured service
  • On-demand self-service
  • Rapid elasticity
  • Resilient computing
  • Resource pooling
  • Service orientation
  • Technical
  • Virtualisation

 

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