Corso di dottorato “Cloud computing and virtualized data centers” – Proff. C.Mastroianni, D. Laganà – Inizio 17.02.2020

Corso di “Cloud computing and virtualized data centers”
Proff. C.Mastroianni, D. Laganà


The course will introduce the technologies adopted by modern Cloud solutions, specifically: virtualization, orchestration of virtual machines, workload redistribution in multi-cloud environment, definition and management of light virtual machines, i.e., containers. The course will describe innovative techniques that are able to optimize the allocation and scheduling of virtual machines in data centers. The use of mathematical models and formalisms will be illustrated with concrete examples. The course will discuss the results obtained in real use cases, and the benefits achieved in terms of performance improvement, energy saving, reduction of carbon footprint, load balancing, and cost reduction. Finally, the course will illustrate the advantages of the hybrid cloud paradigm that, through a flexible and agile integration of private and public Cloud infrastructures, improves the management of complex scenarios.

Course schedule:

Monday 17 February 10:00-13:00, Meeting Room of DIMES
Tuesday 18 February 10:00-13:00, Meeting Room of DIMES
Wednesday 19 February 10:00-13:00, Meeting Room of DIMES
Monday 24 February 10:00-13:00, Meeting Room of DIMES

Short Bio of Lecturers:

Carlo Mastroianni received the Laurea degree and the PhD degree in computer engineering from the University of Calabria, Italy, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking of the Italian National Research Council, ICAR-CNR, in Cosenza, Italy, where he works since 2002. He co-authored more than 100 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He servers in the editorial boards of several international journals, among which IEEE TGCN and Elsevier JNCA. His areas of interest include cloud computing, urban computing, bio-inspired algorithms, peer-to-peer networks, smart grids. He co-founded the Eco4Cloud company. More info at and at

Demetrio Laganà is the solution architect of Eco4Cloud company (, a spinoff from CNR and the University of Calabria, where he started working in 2013. He has extensive experience with virtualization technologies such as VMWare/AWS, software modelling, architecture and DB design, and Java programming. He has active scientific collaborations with the Italian National Research Council (ICAR-CNR) and the “Politecnico di Torino”, and works on Cloud Computing and complex data center environments.