Project COLA - Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application - Introduction and Project Overview
COLA – Cloud Orchestration at
the Level of Application
Introduction and project overview
Dr Tamas Kiss
Project Scientific Coordinator and Project Director
University of Westminster
• Define a generic pluggable framework, called MiCADO (Microservices-based Cloud
Application-level Dynamic Orchestrator) that supports optimal and secure
deployment and run-time orchestration of cloud applications. The project will provide
a reference implementation of this framework by customising and extending existing,
typically open source solutions. Moreover, it will demonstrate via large scale close to
operational level SME and public sector demonstrators the applicability and impact
of the solution.
• Design, prototype, test and demonstrate a set of services in a generic framework that cloud
application developers can utilise from their application source code
• Pilot, demonstrate and validate the technical feasibility of the MiCADO framework in SME and
public sector case-studies.
• Validate economic feasibility of the implemented use-cases.
• Define common and widely applicable application templates.
• Provide access to heterogeneous, federated and distributed cloud resources.
• Develop solutions to address security, reliability and trustworthiness.
• Maximise impact by focused dissemination and marketing campaign.
High level concept
Application 1 Application 2 Application N
Service 1 Service 2 Service 3 Service 4 Service 5
Baseline resource consumption
Variable resource consumption
To be replaced by
• Project started: 1st January 2017
• Project ends: 30th June 2019
• Overall project cost: 4.2 million Euros
• EC contribution: 3 million Euros
• Further contributions by Switzerland and the participating companies
• 14 project partners from 6 European countries
• 10 companies and 4 academic/research institutions
• 14 partners from 6 EU countries
• 10 partners already worked together in the EU CloudSME project
• Experts in cloud computing/orchestration research:
• University of Westminster (UK)
• MTA SZTAKI (Hungary)
• Experts in cloud security:
• Swedish Institute of Computer Science (Sweden)
• BALABIT (Hungary)
• Cloud platform and resource providers
• CloudBroker (Switzerland)
• ScaleTools (Switzerland)
• CloudSigma (Switzerland)
• SMEs and public sector organisations implementing use-cases:
• Use-case 1: Social media data analytics for public sector organisations
• Instrumentación y Componentes S.A. (Inycom) + Sociedad Aragonesa de Gestion Agroambiental SL
(SARGA) – Spain
• Use-case 2:Scalable Evacuation Planning Service
• Saker Solutions + Brunel University – UK
• Use-case 3: Scalable hosting, testing and automation for SMEs and public
• Outlandish LLP + The Audience Agency – UK
• Use-Case 4: Scalable simulation for manufacturing and engineering SMEs
• cloudSME UG – Germany
Project structure – work packages
layer and testbed
SME and public
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Tamas Kiss provides an overview about Project COLA - Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application.