PaaSage outcomes to be demonstrated at the Future of Clouds Conference
Budapest - 23 September 2016 - Lufthansa Systems is organising the Future of Clouds Conference (see http://futureofclouds.com) on 27 September 2016 in Budapest. The event aims at showcasing the results of several EU-funded research projects and in particular will feature the market introduction of the PaaSage open source platform.
PaaSage is an integrated open source development environment to support both design and deployment of Cloud applications, together with an accompanying methodology that allows model- based development, configuration, optimisation and deployment of existing and new applications independently of the existing underlying Cloud infrastructures. PaaSage is extensively relying on the Cloud Application Modelling and Execution Language (in short CAMEL).
The PaaSage platform and the CAMEL language are the main outcomes of the PaaSage initiative, a large scale research project grouping major EU research organisations, industries, SME and technology transfer centres, co-funded by the European Commission from 2012 to 2016. The PaaSage project has produced several demonstrators and tutorials that are available, as is the whole technical documentation and code, from PaaSage.
The PaaSage platform makes it easy for IT departments to deploy applications and processes onto various public or private Cloud infrastructures, and to dynamically adapt the application execution if needed, e.g. in case additional computational resources are required at runtime. “Cloud provider dependency is a major obstacle for application providers with worldwide customers. PaaSage gives the freedom to model the application independently of the Cloud providers, which are selected afterwards by the PaaSage platform according to the requirements.” declares Stefan Spahr, Software Architect at Lufthansa Systems.
According to Dirk Muthig, Head of CTO & Innovations at Lufthansa Systems, “Within the framework of the Horizon 2020 and FP7 Programs, leading universities and IT experts of Europe investigate the major potentials of Cloud computing and test revolutionary new solutions for modelling, monitoring and safety. At the Future of Clouds Conference, we introduce the results as well as the goals of the program and present its applicability in multiple industries.”
PaaSage is a collaborative research project led by ERCIM and co-funded under the ICT theme of the 7th framework programme (FP7) of the European Union. The total investment amounts €9.5m of which €7.1m is funded by the European Union over 4 years.
About Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Systems provides consulting and IT services for selected industries and has a leading position in the global aviation industry. The wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group offers its customers the entire range of IT-services, including consulting, development and implementation of industry solutions as well as operations. Lufthansa Systems has offices in Germany and 16 other countries and employs about 1,900 people. Lufthansa Systems offers airlines of all sizes a variety of solutions for controlling and optimizing their core processes. Network carriers, regional airlines and low-cost carriers will all find packages of solutions tailored to their individual needs. Today, about 300 airline customers worldwide rely on the Lufthansa Systems portfolio of products and services. More information.
About ERCIM GEIE
ERCIM - the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics - aims to foster collaborative initiatives within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM. ERCIM is based in Sophia Antipolis, France. More information.