The OPTIMIS Project - Optimized Infrastructure Services: Scientific Results

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In the following scientific report, the core concepts and ideas of OPTIMIS are summarized and the toolkit is outlined. The main part of this report is a summary of the scientific work performed as part of development and validation of the toolkit.The OPTIMIS project has an ambitious research agenda with diverse topics ranging from low-level concepts such as hardware fault-tolerance and Virtual Machine (VM) configuration to more high-level concepts such as assessments of cloud operational costs, provider reputation, and risk for Service Level Agreement (SLA) violations.  The main result of the OPTIMIS project is the OPTIMIS Toolkit, a set of software tools for cloud providers and users that can be used to incarnate various multi-cloud architectures, optimize the cloud service lifecycle, simplify cloud self-management, etc.