RFP Title: Datacenter Automation in Virtualized Environments
VMware Technical Liaison: Rean Griffith, Curt Kolovson
VMware invites university-affiliated researchers worldwide to submit proposals for funding in the general area of Datacenter Automation. Our research interests in this field are broad, including but not limited to following topics.
- Scalable Machine Learning / Analytics for datacenter management
- Management of multi-tenant infrastructure for data-intensive applications
- Algorithms, protocols, design patterns and systems for the management of large-scale, geo-distributed, data-intensive services
- Automation of storage/network QoS in the presence of I/O resource contention for data-intensive applications
Initial submissions should be extended abstracts, up to two pages of length, describing the research project for which funding is requested and must include articulation of its relevance to VMware. After a first review phase, we will create a short list of proposals that been selected for further consideration, and invite authors to submit detailed proposals, including details of milestones, budget, personnel, etc. Initial funding of up to $150,000 will be for a period of one year, with options to review and recommit to funding subsequently.
2014 Key Dates
March 17 – Two page extended abstracts due
April 7 – Notification of interest from VMware
May 5 – Full Proposals due
May 27 – Announcement of final acceptance of proposals
All proposals and inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org