May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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Enabling Federated Cloud Networking: The BEACON Project

BEACON is a Research and Development project, funded by the EU through its H2020 framework programme, focused on techniques to federate cloud network resources, and derive the integrated management cloud layer that enables a secure and automatic deployment of applications and services across federated clouds.

BEACON provides enabling mechanisms, by defining and implementing a cloud networking framework that enables the provisioning of federated inter-cloud infrastructure.

One of the key points of this project is that it is fully driven by real industry uses cases proposed by different cloud actors, such as cloud providers, cloud technology developers, and cloud-user companies and institutions, that are represented by the different partners of the project consortium.

What can I expect to learn?

A number of mechanisms, either fully developed or in-progress, will be explained and demonstrated (where feasible), possibly including industrial use cases from project partners, where relevant, among the following:


- OpenStack/OpenNebula-based federated SDN (featuring OVN)

- brokered orchestration (also featuring Heat)

- extensions to public Clouds (e.g., AWS)

- hierarchical LBaaS (featuring Octavia)

- federated SDN monitoring (featuring SkyDive)

- secure service function chaining (SFC) (featuring Tacker)

- federation with IoT/Edge nodes (IoTronic)

Thursday, May 11, 11:50am-12:30pm (3:50pm - 4:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Prof. Giovanni Merlino Ph.D. is currently tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering at the Department of Engineering, University of Messina (UniMe). He holds an international PhD degree in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering from the Department of Engineering (DIEEI) at the University of Catania. His research activity is currently focused on mobile and distributed... FULL PROFILE
Senior developer at the University of Messina
Giuseppe Tricomi received his Master Degree in "Engineering and computer science" from Faculty of Engineering at the University of Messina (Italy) in 2016, with the thesis titled " Algorithms to manage Federated Clouds based on YAML Manifest for OVN Technologies" and, previously, he received his Bechealor Degree in "Computer Engineering" from the same Faculty  with the thesis titled... FULL PROFILE
Sébastien obtained a Master in Computer Science in 2005 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).He started working as analyst-developer for the Legislative Observatory of the European Parliament for 3 years, then for the belgian social security.For 3 years, as software architect, Sébastien was in charge of the API and cloud infrastructure (Amazon Web Services) of a... FULL PROFILE