Contrail - facts, objectives and current results

author: Piyush Harsh, University of Florida
published: Nov. 16, 2012,   recorded: October 2012,   views: 2366


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Contrail ( develops an integrated approach to virtualization. It offers smart provisioning of resources over IaaS clouds through Virtual Execution Platform (, provides services for federating IaaS clouds and Contrail Platform as a Service (ConPaaS) ( stack on top of federated clouds. Contrail technology also deploys the reliable cloud file system XtreemFS/GAFS ( to provide location aware storage service. One of the primary objectives of Contrail is to offer performance (QoS) and security (QoP) guarantees via SLA enforcement, data location awareness, and a scalable management of the computing resources via an interoperable Federation. The first public release of the Contrail system is available (

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