OPTIMIS (Optimized Infrastructure Services) is a EU FP7 IP project scientifically lead by the Umeå group. The OPTIMIS project takes a holistic approach to management of compute clouds.
With the challenges of service and infrastructure providers as the point of departure, OPTIMIS focuses on open, scalable and dependable service platforms and architectures that allow flexible and dynamic provision of advanced services. The OPTIMIS innovations can be summarized as a combination of technologies to create a dependable ecosystem of providers and consumers that will be the foundation of an efficacious operation of services and infrastructures. This includes innovations for optimizing the whole service lifecycle, starting from service construction. A major outcome is a toolkit for cloud infrastructures mainly aimed for the scenarios (1) service providers utilizing cloud bursting to complement local capacity for peak loads, (2) service providers making use of multiple clouds, and (3) infrastructure providers subcontracting resources in a cloud federation. OPTIMIS is an EU FP7 Integrated Project (IP).