Contrail (http://contrail-project.eu) is a running FP7 EU research project. The main achievement of the project will be a tightly integrated software stack in open source including a comprehensive set of system, runtime and high level services providing standardized interfaces for supporting cooperation and resource sharing over Cloud federations. The main contribution of CONTRAIL is an integrated approach to virtualization, offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service, services for IaaS Cloud Federation, and Platform-as-a- Service. It aims at equalling current commercial Clouds, and surpassing them in a number of selected key domains to facilitate industrial up-take of Federated Cloud computing.
We would like to present the current status of the project as well as expected final results, focusing on Cloud Federation and security aspects.