PrEstoCloud meeting in Nice and Hackhatons
Organised by the LiveU partner, a PrEstoCloud meeting was held on 5-7 March 2019 in Nice, France. Further steps towards project implementation were discussed. Notably, the PrEstoCloud consortium has arranged different developing hackathon events as integration sessions so far. Along these hackathons, we had two important objectives as follows:
- Collecting feedback and evaluations on the PrEstoCloud platform, and
- Encouraging the technical development of the PrEstoCloud platform including software developers.
We took advantage of the opportunity to join our forces especially software developers and focus on the integration activities to gather feedback and evaluations on the current version of the PrEstoCloud platform and its deployment methodologies. Therefore, three hackathons held in Nice (France) have been considered as (i) Overlay network, (ii) TOSCA specification and inventory, and (iii) Placement optimisation.
As results of the overlay network hackathon, we successfully deployed servers on two clouds in two different regions. To this end, two Amazon Web Services (AWS) gateways have been considered at Paris and US Virginia, and similarly with two Azure gateways.
The outcome of the TOSCA specification and inventory hackathon was a consensus which is needed for the representation of cloud and edge devices exploited for a particular fragment. This decision can be taken by the Control Layer, but the exact way that the TOSCA specification will be updated depends on the weighting functions which should be resolved by the continued discussion on the optimisation problem in the optimisation problem hackathon.
As results of the placement optimisation hackathon, we consider three different criteria to have an application working perfectly: (i) high availability as a security-oriented service, (ii) latency which provides an acceptable end-to-end service-level latency, and (iii) hosting costs which may be costly on a public cloud.
Joint Workshop organised by the Mellodic and PrEstoCloud projects: The International Workshop on Recent Advances for Multi-Clouds and Mobile Edge Computing (M2EC 2019)
M2EC 2019 has held in conjunction with the 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2019), March 27-29, 2019 in Matsue, Japan.
M2EC 2019 focuses on research works addressing the challenges associated with the intersection of multi-cloud resource provisioning and mobile edge computing. Combining MEC in Multi-Cloud infrastructures can help to combat latency challenges imposed by the cloud-centric architectures. The intent of the workshop is to bring together people from research and industry, in order to provide a discussion forum for state-of-the-art topics related to cloud, multi-cloud and mobile edge computing technology, networks and applications. Accepted papers focus on context-aware authorization in multi-cloud deployments, real-time video streaming over IPv6+MPTCP technology, survey of multi-cloud computing approaches, cost benefit analyses of multi-cloud deployment of dynamic computational intelligence applications, data clustering for geographically distributed cloud deployments, situation detection on the edge as well as simulations of cross-cloud workloads.
Hannover Messe 2019
PrEstocloud belongs to one of the research projects being shown at Hannover Messe 2019 at the booth of Software AG. From 1 to 5 April, Software AG's research manager will be there to share the research findings to visitors from the manufacturing industries and the energy sector.
One of the PrEstoCloud highlights on Hannover Messe will be the interactive presentation of consortium members. Under the title "Software AG Research - Designing future of CVS Mobile Logistics with European partners in Horizon 2020," Dirk Mayer, Software AG will present the project and Marija Kokelj and Sebastijan Vagaja, both from CVS Mobile, will introduce the CVS logistic pilot, which belongs to one of the three uses cases: Vehicle telematics produce big volumes of multi-modal data; consequently, vehicle management is becoming a highly data-centric task. The use case scenario presents a transport logistics solution with analytics on telematics data that is able to extract important information through real-time computation at the edge of the network. An open discussion about transferability to other domain and industries will enable the exchange with the visitors.