In order to ensure that these goals are reached, we have carefully analysed the scope and duration of all tasks, as well as their interdependency, developing an adjusted work plan that allows us to optimize time without compromising technical excellence. Special attention has been put on those features identified as critical or having a higher risk either from a technical or from a commercialization point of view. During the first stage of the project (7 months, WP1) the focus will be on the definition of technical requirements and constraints related to the dynamic workload distribution and inter-DCs migrations on which will be performed a basic re-design of the overall hierarchical EcoMultiCloud architecture. The output will be a set of metrics and procedures to assess the capabilities of the devised solution, linked to the business/technical requirements. In WP2, all data acquired in WP1 will be processed to define and implement LM and DCM modules together with their LM/DCM communication protocol, with the aim to produce a preliminary assessment of the different policies for workload consolidation. Finally, we will proceed with SW integration and related tests. In WP3, after the definition of a multi-DC environment matching the constraints defined in WP1, data coming from the selected environment will be collected and processed to build a use-case scenario and assess a model for the simulation. During the simulation phase, the impact of the real execution of the EcoMultiCloud algorithms will be analysed and the outcomes will be shared with both the DCs administrators and managers. After a focused tuning and algorithms optimization, the EcoMultiCloud alpha version will be released . In WP4, the pilot test will be executed: the EcoMultiCloud alpha version will run on Telecom Italia DCs. The output of WP4 will the release of EcoMultiCloud final (beta) version. In parallel way, a Business Innovation Plan incorporating a detailed commercialisation strategy (dissemination, exploitation and IPRs management) and a financing plan in view of market launch, will be periodically revised within WP5.
Finally, WP6 has been devoted o:
- monitor project progresses and use of the resources allocated;
- establish an efficient decision making procedure with the aim to identify potential deviations or anticipate
risks, and therefore to define the proper corrective action;