Rational decomposition and orchestration for serverless computing



Horizon 2020


01.01.2019 - 30.06.2021


Matija Cankar
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825040.

Emerging serverless computing technologies, such as function-as-a-service (FaaS) offerings, enable developers to virtualize the internal logic of an application, simplifying management of cloud native applications and allowing cost savings through billing and scaling at the level of individual function calls. Serverless computing is therefore rapidly shifting the attention of software vendors to the problem of developing cloud applications that can use these platforms.

RADON aims at creating a DevOps framework to create and manage microservices-based applications that can optimally exploit serverless computing technologies. RADON applications will include fine-grained and independently deployable microservices that can efficiently exploit FaaS and container technologies. The end goal is to broaden the adoption of serverless computing technologies within the European software industry. The methodology will strive to tackle complexity, harmonize the abstraction and actuation of action-trigger rules, avoid FaaS lock-in, and optimize decomposition and reuse through model-based FaaS-enabled development and orchestration.

XLAB’s role

XLAB has built in recent years a position in the TOSCA technical committee and Cloudify communities, particularly in light of their DICE technology library asset (50k+ downloads). XLAB also brings security expertise from several projects (e.g., Witdom). As WP5 leader, they want to evolve this asset into a world-leading orchestration library for serverless computing. They will contribute to participation in the TOSCA standardization committee and lead tasks T5.1-2 and T7.3.