This section contains a portfolio of over 70 stimulating service offers for trusted and secure services that will emerge from the E2 unit of DG CONNECT Software & Services & Cloud Computing. The service cards aim to provide a focus on the cloud ecosystem emerging from European research and innovation projects.
Europe is a world leader in research and innovation on cloud software and services and it is imperative that it retains this position. This very much depends on Europe innovating at the technological level and demonstrating tangible business value. European research projects are thinking strategically which means looking at technology and market uptake as part of the same equation. These service offers demonstrate this 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.
RAPID - Heterogeneous Secure Multi-level Remote Acceleration Service for Low-Power Integrated Systems and Devices
RAPID targets a novel heterogeneous CPU-GPU multi-level cloud acceleration focusing on applications running on embedded systems found on low-power devices such as smartphones, notebooks, tablets, wearable devices (smart watches, glasses), robots, cars, etc.
The focus of the RePhrase project is on producing new software engineering tools, techniques and methodologies for developing data-intensive applications in C++, targeting heterogeneous multicore/manycore systems that combine CPUs and GPUs into a coherent parallel platform. Data-intensive applications are one of the most important and commonly encountered classes of industrial application.
The RISCOSS project aims at proposing a tool supported methodology to evaluate the risks and costs intrinsic to the adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) in companies of different sizes, public administrations and OSS communities.
Me and my friend are co-founders in a small mobile dev shop.
Our tech expertise is on the development of mobile apps, but for almost all of our projects, we need some back-end services running on the cloud in order to upload or download user data and contact 3rd party web services, like some weather services we needed in our latest app.
SeaClouds is a novel open source framework that performs Seamless Adaptive Multi-cloud Management of Service-based applications.
SecureCloud will facilitate the usage applications with high or very high security requirements. The fundamental technical challenges of the SecureCloud project will be to integrate and extend the most popular technologies of last years to ensure the dependability of cloud applications.
2015: I am the CTO of a European SME. Using cloud services could be the answer to the rising complexity of software systems but …
I find some of the service descriptions and contractual terms complex and misleading.
I am not happy about typical “take-it-or-leave-it contracts”.
The “as-a-service” approach, which delegates all kinds of resources to remote cloud service providers (CSPs), calls for new security methodologies that introduce security mechanisms and controls in a modular way. This is the base notion behind SPECS security-as-a-service offering.
The SSICLOPS project will focus on techniques for the management of federated private cloud infrastructures, in particular cloud networking techniques. Target customers include operators, service providers and other end user that require computing resources across clouds.
STRATEGIC aims to become the first one-stop shop for next generation e-Government services across Europe. The STRATEGIC Service Store acts as a marketplace for developers that want to publish their applications. The STRATEGIC orchestration services help public bodies to manage the entire lifecycle of an application in public, private or hybrid infrastructure.
The overall problem that SUNFISH is trying to address is the lack of infrastructure and technology allowing Public Sector Players to federate their private clouds. To date, legislative barriers often make it difficult to use many commercial technological solutions.
Despite many business benefits, distributed clouds raise many security and dependability concerns due to an increase in complexity and a lack of interoperability between heterogeneous, often proprietary infrastructure technologies. Current provider-centric clouds are notably faced with three major security challenges:
SWITCH - Software Workbench for Interactive, Time Critical and Highly self-adaptive Cloud applications
Time critical applications often involve distributed components, and intensive data communication. For instance, applications which address disaster warning issues often include remotely deployed sensors, and many live event television broadcast scenarios require direction of multiple outdoor video sources.
The goal of SyncFree is to enable large-scale distributed applications without global synchronisation, by building upon the recent concept of Conflict-free Replicated Data Types (CRDTs). CRDTs allow unsynchronised concurrent updates, yet ensure data consistency.
The UberCloud Marketplace for engineers and scientists to discover, try, and buy compute power on demand in the cloud
The TRESCCA project aims to lay the foundations of a secure and trustable cloud platform by ensuring strong logical and physical security on the edge devices, using both hardware security and virtualization techniques while considering the whole cloud architecture.
U-QASAR - Universal Quality Assurance & Control Services for Internet Applications with Volatile Requirements and Contexts
U-QASAR is addressing the need of obtaining an objective measurement of quality for software (SW) development processes and their resulting products. It is targeting all actors involved in the SW quality process, like CEOs, CTOs, software project managers, quality managers or different categories of software engineers.