Spin-off & Technology transfer

I am co-founder and Research Architect of Eco4Cloud, a spin-off from CNR and University of Calabria. Eco4Cloud commercializes a software that significantly improves the efficiency of data centers and Cloud infrastructures, leading to energy savings from 30% to 60% and to comparable reductions in carbon emissions. The software derives from years of research in the areas of Cloud Computing, data center management, bio-inspired algorithms, swarm intelligence.

Eco4Cloud developed a software architecture that seamlessly adapts to virtual and cloud environments, supports business growth and delivers operational excellence. With Eco4Cloud virtualization management tools for data center, you can:

  • Improve the performance of your applications
  • Reduce costs through the efficient use of resources
  • Improve productivity
  • Increase revenue through improved application performance

Eco4Cloud solution portfolio is composed of 4 tools, based on a core engine of monitoring and analytics, interacting with virtual environments.

The first virtualization management tool is Workload Consolidation, which optimizes virtual machines placement to physical hosts, in order to increase performances and reduce the number of hosts needed.

The second tool is Smart Ballooning, which reduces the memory consumption of virtual machines, making it available for further consolidation.

The third virtualization management tool is Configurations Troubleshooter, which collects faulty configurations in the virtual environment, reports them ranked by severity, and offers solutions in a dedicated Knowledge Base, possibly fixing them automatically.

The fourth tool is the Capacity Decision Support Manager, responsible for capacity planning, dealing both with application and infrastructure layers.