The repository aims at providing a placeholder for all outcomes developed in the framework of an EU-funded project, namely ORBIT - http://www.orbitproject.eu/.
ORBIT aims at ensuring business continuity by introducing a new cost-effective approach in virtualized infrastructures for providing application-agnostic high availability. Key to this direction is the consolidation of virtualized memory and I/O resources emerging from multiple physical hosts. To this end, the following main results are envisioned:
Highly Available Consolidation of Virtualized Resources, building atop the concept of server virtualization to enable guest VMs to consume remote memory and I/O resources in a consolidated manner.
Application Transparent Virtual Machine Fault Tolerance, improving the current solutions, which are either application speciﬁc, limited to Uni Processor workloads, lack required performance targets, or require proprietary hardware, by providing a software-only solution that can be widely deployed on commodity hardware.
Metro-Area Zero Downtime Disaster Recovery, to improve business continuity by geographically distributed over a Metropolitan Area Network, whilst maintaining the desired KPIs of instantaneous fail-over with near-zero downtime, supporting business continuity even in light of major faults downing an entire site.