Partners on CloudScale

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no FP7-ICT-2011-8-317704.

Stiftelsen SINTEF (SINTEF, Norway)

SINTEF, Norway

www.sintef.cominfo@sintef.com

SINTEF is based in Trondheim and Oslo, Norway. SINTEF is an independent research institute, and receives direct government support for only a very small proportion of its operating costs. Almost all of SINTEF’s income is from contract research with Norwegian and international industry, and from public funding authorities through competitive calls. SINTEF is the largest independent R&D organisation in the Nordic countries, employing around 2100 people.

Role in CloudScale

SINTEF contributed in all major technical work areas as well as in management of the project. SINTEF’s main technical role was focused on leading and contributing to WP 1, and taking the lead in standardisation efforts concerning ScaleDL.

SAP Research, CEC Karlsruhe (SAP AG, Germany)

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www.sap.com

info@sap.com

As a market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organisations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 172,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of Sybase) to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

Role in CloudScale

In this project, SAP Research focused on the exploitation of results providing a central use case in one of its new Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions. Therefore, it lead the work packages WP5 (Showcase) and WP6 (Exploitation & Dissemination) and contribute strongly to WP4 (Requirements & Validation). In addition, SAP has a strong interest in migrating existing applications to the cloud and in optimizing existing cloud applications. This interest is reflected in its engagement in WP2 (Scalability of Evolving Software Systems).

Ericsson Nikola Tesla (ENT, Croatia)

Ericsson Nicola Tesla

www.ericsson.com/hr/etk.company@ericsson.com

Ericsson Nikola Tesla (ENT) is a Croatian company and is the largest specialized provider of telecommunications products, solutions and services in Central and Eastern Europe. The company employees more than 1600 people and has been in business for sixty successful years. Today, more than fourteen years after Ericsson became its major shareholder; ENT is an expert centre in the field of information and communications technology and a significant constituent part of Ericsson in the market unit Central Europe. ENT is mainly focused on design and development of innovative ICT solutions and services, including design, planning, and engineering of multi-service, mobile (GSM, GPRS and UMTS systems), transport and business communication networks, as well as application and service development based on mobile Internet for regional and global fixed and mobile telephony operators. ENT is developer and provider of e-systems (mainly in e-health domain) solutions as well as system integrator in ICT domain. ENT has participated in several projects in the ICT Work programme.

Role in CloudScale

In the project ENT had primarily the role of case study provider and leader of the WP4 Requirements & Validation (main responsible for requirements collection as well as use case preparation and results validation). ENT also contributed to the WP1 (CloudScale method integration) and WP3 (tools/integration).

XLAB D.O.O. (XLAB, Slovenia)

XLAB

www.xlab.siinfo@xlab.si

XLAB Research is recognized as one of the strongest computer science research teams outside the academic world in Slovenia. XLAB Research employs 30 people, where 4 have a PhD in Computer Science, 5 have Master's degrees and 8 are post-graduate students. Altogether the whole company’s team consists of 50+ experts in the field of computer science, electronics and mathematics.

Role in CloudScale

XLAB is the responsible for developed methods implementation as main system developer and integrator (WP3 leader), and also responsible for the development of the CloudScale showcase as leader of WP5.

University of Paderborn (UPB, Germany)

University of Paderborn, Germany

http://www.uni-paderborn.de/en/

The teaching and research profile offered within the University of Paderborn’s five faculties incorporates a broad and diverse range of subjects, covering the arts and humanities, economics and business administration, natural sciences and engineering. With a student population of more than 14,100 the Campus University provides a clearly structured environment with excellent study and living conditions. Computer science and mechanical engineering in Paderborn are ranked among the best in Germany, while other subjects also perform excellently. This outstanding research status is underlined by the Collaborative Research Centres (SFBs), Research Training Groups, and the NRW Graduate School of Dynamic Intelligent Systems which all play their part in bringing young academics and researchers from around the world to Paderborn for their studies and their research. In this project, the group of Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing Steffen Becker including the Software Quality Lab (s-lab) of the University of Paderborn will be the main participant. The group of Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing Steffen Becker is associated to the Software Engineering group headed by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schäfer.

Role in CloudScale

University of Paderborn participated in the modelling (WP1) and evolution (WP2) work packages. UPB lead WP2 in which it contributed a static analysis method to detect limiting code patterns for scalability in the cloud. In WP1, UPB contributed to modelling scalability and autonomous elasticity management found in typical cloud infrastructures.

Chemnitz University of Technology  (TUC, Germany)

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https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/en

Chemnitz University of Technology is one of Saxony’s leading universities in technical and engineering disciplines. It is aprospering, future-oriented and modern technical university with high scientific skills and great innovation potential. The profile of Chemnitz University of Technology is based on interdisciplinarity as well as on intensive networking on the national and international level. It cross-links technical and natural sciences with social sciences, humanities and economics to generate competitive and excellent research. Researches in Chemnitz aim at defining innovative fields of work for scientific research and develop sustainable solutions for practical application which enhance the technology and knowledge transfer and which support the creation of additional jobs. In this project, the group of Prof. Dr.-Ing Steffen Becker will be the main participant. He will hold the chair for software engineering starting in October 2014.

Role in CloudScale

Chemnitz University of Technology participated in the modelling (WP1) and evolution (WP2) work packages. TUC lead WP2 in which it continued to contribute a static analysis method to detect limiting code patterns for scalability in the cloud. In WP1, TUC contributed to modelling scalability and autonomous elasticity management found in typical cloud infrastructures.

Kantega  (Norway)

Kantega

https://www.kantega.no/salg@kantega.no

Kantega is a Norwegian IT company (SME) with expertise in consulting, design, system development, test, integration and application management. Kantega designs and develop user-friendly software with high reliability by using agile and iterative software development methods. Some of the largest Norwegian companies in banking, insurance, industry, commerce and the public sector are amongst the customers. A strong business understanding, user-centered methodology and in-depth knowledge of the best technologies allows Kantega to deliver innovative IT-solutions that meet the customers’ expectations of high standards of usability, functionality, safety and performance. Kantega have several of Norway's most experienced and highest certified test managers within performance testing, and have practical experience using tools such as LoadRunner and JMeter. Kantega is an active partner within the ISTQB Norwegian Testing Board.

Role in CloudScale

Kantega contributed with their extensive experience with test management and performance engineering in the evaluations of the CloudScale tools and tool environment.