Beacon is a Research and Development project, which receives funding from the EU through its Horizon 2020 framework programme.
The main goal of this project is two-fold: research and develop techniques to federated cloud network resources, and to derive the integrated management cloud layer that enables an efficient and secure deployment of federated cloud applications.
BEACON will deliver an homogeneous virtualization layer, on top of heterogeneous underlying physical networks, computing and storage infrastructures, providing enablement for automated federation of applications across different clouds and datacenters.
The BEACON project is fully committed to open source software, the research and development activities of the consortium will be based on existing open source projects. Cloud networking aspects will be based on OpenDayLight, a collaborative project under The Linux Foundation, and specifically we will leverage and extend the OpenDOVE project with new rich intercloud APIs to provision cross-site virtual networks overlays