EU – Sail
The current way of using the Internet differs greatly from the initial ideas that sprouted 40 years ago. Wireless, mobility, new ways to produce, consume and share content and social networks all have put new requirements on the future Internet. In the SAIL project, through Network of Information, we are looking at new ways of searching and delivering content by identifying content itself rather than the location where to find it. With Cloud Networking, we are considering the network as an elastic and on-demand resource to be optimised along with computing and storage for quickly scaling up and down applications as well as distributing cloud resources in the network to better deliver the applications to the end-users. We are defining new open connectivity services to optimise content delivery taking advantage of multi-path, multi-point and multi-protocol technologies and providing elastic networking for distributed cloud applications. Finally, we are also investigating for new business models, evaluating socio-economic impacts and identifying potential regulatory issues.
* A Network of Information that enables to process and deliver content and information in a much more efficient (and less expensive) way to operators using.
* A Cloud Networking approach with a pervasive virtualisation model, optimising resource usage by both infrastructure operators and end-users, and giving full networking support to cloud computing functionalities.
* Connectivity Services with rich functionality and maximum efficiency for operators, i.e., enabling a more efficient management of networks, and the introduction of more players in the provision of services in a network.