Optimization of cloud infrastructure and services with container technologies

SEIDOR, MEGASISTEMAS, TORUS AND GRADIANT, have set up a Technical Research consortium for the development of R + D + i of a technological project called: «Optimization of cloud infrastructures and services with container technologies: OPTICON «, where the aforementioned companies combine efforts and business synergies to develop this project, taking advantage of the technological experience and Know-How of each one of them.

Integrated by the extensive development of the Gradiant center in generating knowledge and designing specialized products for each company «à la carte» will systematize the steps of this consortium so that this process culminates with the expected success.

The development of the project has been co-financed by the CDTI through the Feder INNTERCONECTA program, in the 2015 call and commanded by the company Seidor.

“ The result obtained in the OPTICON project is a self-installing private cloud platform based on Docker containers managed from the Kubernetes orchestrator, which also allows the execution of virtual machines. The result is that the applications deployed on the platform make better use of system resources and support a higher density of services per machine. To use the platform there is a web interface, which allows you to control different computing zones to separate on-premise machine environments and to control public cloud zones. Supported public cloud providers are Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.

This web interface simplifies the operational deployment of services in any of these areas, providing functionalities for managing the life cycle of the service. Among these functionalities, there is a repository of applications for Megasystems, that of allowing automatic transaction updates managed from the developer, the automatic backup of services, as well as their simple and fast recovery from the interface by the service or systems provider, the monitoring of resources consumed by applications, orchestration and migration of services between clouds or zones, etc.

In addition, work has been done on the development and integration of communication optimization systems between containers. A study of the feasibility of reducing data transfer at the network level has been carried out, taking into account environments based on virtual computational loads, in which it has been determined that for certain conditions and types of communicated data, a width reduction is feasible. bandwidth and even latency. Work has been done on optimizing the latency of communications on the Docker network drivers and finally a system has been achieved that improves the deployment of applications both in time and in resources consumed, seeking the best configuration of virtual machines and containers.

Thanks to the support of CDTI, the project has been able to deepen all the technical, strategic and economic aspects necessary to explore its full potential. «