The initiative aims at delivering a new generation of Utility Computing (UC) that will directly leverage any network point of presences (PoP, i.e.,a small or medium-sized network center) available through the Internet.
Implementing a fully Distributed IaaS manager is critical for the
emergence of such a global infrastructure. Instead of developing from scratch, we
decided to revise OpenStack with peer to peer mechanisms.
``At large scale, failures become the norm rather than the exception'' The system we envision will natively deal with network partitioning concerns, enabling distinct parts of our global infrastructure to run independently (similarly to the Internet).
A non intrusive PoC of the Nova vanilla code leveraging ReddiS instead of the usual MySQL DB. This works has been presented in the OpenStack Austin summit (April 2016) and the IEEE IC2E 2017 Conference
Another non intrusive PoC demonstrating the feasibility of leveraging cockroach DB for Keystone instead of the usual MySQL DB. This work is currently under heavy development and an official presentaion has been done for the Vancouver summit (2018)
Since July 2015, the Discovery initiative is mainly supported through the Inria Project Labs program and the I/O labs, a joint lab between Inria and Orange Labs. In 2017, Red Hat joined the efforts by taking part to specific evaluations related to the AMQP bus.