RESERVOIR, a European Union-funded research initiative launched in 2008 to develop technologies that help automate the fluctuating demand for IT resources in a cloud computing environment, has released a breakthrough around live migration for virtual machines. With this announcement, new open source technology becomes widely available to the cloud community. The technology makes it possible to move virtual machines across environments that do not have shared storage networks.
The IBM Haifa Research Lab has led this computing project and the consortium of 12 other European partners from academia and industry. "We view this as a great example of the power of cross-industry research and collaboration," writes Dr. Yaron Wolfsthal, senior manager of System Technologies and Services, IBM Research - Haifa, in a recent blog post. "This new technology furthers our collective agenda in gaining greater insight around creating and configuring workloads, and helping to realize the RESERVOIR vision of ‘resources and service virtualization without barriers.' "
To read an article by Joab Jackson at pcworld.com, "IBM Code Unfetters Virtual Workloads," about the technology made possible by RESERVOIR, go here.