Technology Round-up and Market Readiness Report

Tuesday, 12 July, 2016 - 13:30

The first CloudWATCH2 Concertation meeting provided an opportunity for the four EC clusters to showcase the results of their first year of activities by identifying challenges and priorities for the 2018-2020 Work Programme.

How transparent and trustworthy is your SLA? SLA-Ready is here to help

Wednesday, 29 June, 2016 - 10:15

The SLA-Ready project, funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme, has published its first iteration of a Common Reference Model which provides a common understanding of SLAs for Cloud services. The reference model comprehensively addresses the cloud service life cycle, EC Cloud SLA Standardisation Guidelines and the SLOs set therein making it an essential reference for cloud service providers.

SLA-Ready Launches Surveys for cloud service providers and customers

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016 - 09:00

The SLA-Ready Common Reference Model serves to guide Cloud Service Providers on best practices for Cloud SLAs based on standardisation recommendations and a set of requirements on coming from the customer side and spanning general and economic aspects, technical SLOs requirements and overall responsibility.

SLAlom provides a report case law on #CloudComputing contracts

Tuesday, 21 June, 2016 - 13:45

In most of EU countries, cloud computing services are generally not regulated under a specific law and often the legislation is left to the individual courts to decide. The Horizon2020 project SLAlom has investigated laws in several EU Member States such as Germany, Italy, France, UK and Greece, and has provided guidelines in a short document.


Takeaways from EuroDig: Will users' trust impact on transnational data flows?

Friday, 10 June, 2016 - 10:45

“Any policy related to the Internet has to take on board trust and security as key issues but without creating barriers to economic development”, explained Pearse O’Donahue, Head of Software, Services, Cloud, DG CONNECT, EC. We also need to de-mystify some common misconceptions about data location, because data stored in the cloud in different locations is actually more secure.

Startups @ Collision Conference: LeanXcale case

Friday, 27 May, 2016 - 10:15

The Collision conference is all about startups. Hundreds of earnest entrepreneurs bravely put their best feet forward in front of a hungry crowd of investors, press, and various other hoi palloi, hoping to get funding, attention, and even some frank advice.

Calls for Action from Public Consultation on Free Flow of Data

Wednesday, 18 May, 2016 - 12:30
The European Commission has published calls for actions on data and cloud based on a public consultation on the European regulatory environment.
The main calls for action are:
1. Address data location restrictions as a barrier to the development of the EU data economy.
2. Tackle legal and technical restrictions to free flow of data.
3. Create a consistent framework for liability in data markets and the Internet of Things.