CloudWATCH Reports

CloudWATCH2 - Cloud Interoperability Plugfests Final Outcome Report

This document accounts for the results and impact of Cloud Interoperability Plugfests conducted under the auspices of the CloudWATCH2 project. Based on the results of the plugfests, the report outlines a series of considerations and actions regarding the future of plugfests.
This document constitutes an update of its predecessor document (D3.3) instead of an independent deliverable. Significant changes in comparison to the predecessor document are described appropriately.

 


CloudWATCH2 - Security and Interoperability Standards Status Report

This documet reports on the status of the security and interoperability standards analysed in Task 3.1. It includes a list of standards in use in related FP7 and H2020 projects; identified standardisation gaps; and a list of recommended priorities for new standardisation efforts.

 


CloudWATCH2 - Mapping of EU cloud services, solutions and providers

This document elaborates on an innovative concept, “Market Readiness Levels”, as a complementary methodology to “Technology Readiness Levels” as it has been initially introduced in the predecessor document, D2.2. Both concepts, Technology Readiness Levels, and Market Readiness Levels are designed as instruments for project preparation and project review. Initially targeting EC-funded projects (under H2020) it is designed to be used in commercial contexts as well.

 


CloudWATCH2: Risk-based decision making mechanisms for cloud service - Final report

This is the final report of an incremental deliverable documenting the overall process adopted by CloudWATCH2 to develop risk profiles for (prospective) cloud service customers from Public Administrations and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. This document presents the methodology used to develop specific risk profiles for Public Administrations/SMEs usage of cloud services. The expected outcome from the associated task is to produce a set of risk profiles and corresponding security controls, applicable to both Public Administrations and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

 


CloudWATCH2: Technology Round-up & Market Readiness Report

This Catalogue showcases the wealth of expertise and project assets emerging from R&I efforts, and an example of projects stepping-up efforts to actually take results to market. This document demonstrates through challenging, interoperable cloud services playing which play a very important role in extending the market and in bringing business benefits to both the supply and demand sides.

 


CloudWATCH2: Roadmap to a cloud market structure encouraging transparent cloud pricing – Final iteration

The focus of this Final iteration is to highlight how best to manage systemic risks in the Infrastructure-as- a-Service market that are noteworthy to stakeholders seeking to shape policies for a fair and transparent cloud market. This roadmap outlines how the cloud computing market is structured, why it is essential for Europe and the types of activities necessary to create a fair, balanced, and transparent market.

 


CloudWATCH2: Cloud Interoperability Plugfests Outcome Report

This deliverable accounts for the results and impact of Cloud Interoperability Plugfests conducted under the auspices of the CloudWATCH2 project. Based on the results of the plugfests, the report outlines a series of considerations and actions regarding the future of plugfests.

 


CloudWATCH2: Preliminary Roadmap to a Cloud Market Structure Encouraging Pricing Transparency

The focus of this Preliminary Version is to highlight systemic risks developing in the Infrastructure as a Service market that are noteworthy to stakeholders seeking to shape policies for a fair, transparent and resilient cloud market. This document outlines how the cloud computing market is structured, why it is essential for Europe and the types of activities necessary to create a complete market. This is a Preliminary Version that recommends 3 key actions the market must adopt to remain on the right path.

 


CloudWATCH2: Legal recommendations on EU cloud computing services

Cloud computing technologies and services have evolved as fast as they have spread amongst client organisations. However, contracts regulating the provision of cloud computing services have not evolved at the same pace. The contracts are often offered by cloud providers in a standard and non-negotiable form, which may make it difficult for clients, whether they are private companies or public authorities, and which typically cover the role of data controllers under EU law, to discharge their duties towards data subjects and local or supranational Data Protection Authorities.

 


CloudWATCH2 - Mapping of EU cloud services, solutions technological readiness

This document introduces an innovative concept, “Market Readiness Levels”, as a complementary methodology to “Technology Readiness Levels” as instruments for project preparation and project review. Initially targeting EC-funded projects (under H2020) it is designed to be used in commercial contexts as well.

 


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