The main ideas behind Envisage are summarized in a position paper which can be downloaded from ACM DL (preprint here). The position paper was presented at the 2nd Nordic Symposium on Cloud Computing & Internet Technologies (NordiCloud 2013).
Envisage is a new research project on engineering virtualized services. Software services are virtualized if they can adapt to the elasticity of cloud computing. Envisage develops a semantic foundation for virtualization and SLA that goes beyond today’s cloud technologies. This foundation makes it possible to efficiently develop SLA-aware and scalable services. SLA-aware services are able to control their own resource management and renegotiate SLA across the heterogeneous virtualized computing landscape. The project takes a model-based approach to the development of services, supported by highly automated analysis tools using formal methods.
On this web site, you will now find a project summary and the project partners. The project is funded 2013-2016 by the EU under FP7. The planned starting date for Envisage is October 1st, 2013. More information to come.