The SUCRE project is driven by a key objective, which is the consolidation of the European Cloud Computing and Open Source communities by creating a critical mass of stakeholders who will work together on promoting the use of Open Source in Cloud Computing.
The approach is based on two specific use cases: Open clouds for public sector applications and Open clouds for health care supply industry. The SUCRE project fosters interaction between the business and research communities with a particular focus on EU & Japan. The project explains and promotes cloud & open source benefits among researchers, stakeholders and the general public.
Coco Cloud aims at allowing the cloud users to securely and privately share their data in the cloud. This will increase the trust of users in the cloud services and thus increase their widespread adoption with consequent benefits for the users and in general for digital economy.
The Coco Cloud project consortium will deliver a secure, end-to-end solution that bridges data repository and user device—mobile or fixed—with user-defined rules for storing, sharing and accessing data. It also will enable negotiation between cloud service providers and end users to meet their needs in exploiting cloud capabilities.
STORM CLOUDS aims at deeply exploring how the needed shift by Public Authorities to a cloud-based paradigm in service provisioning should be addressed, mainly from the point of view of the end-users, and taking full advantage of edge ICT.
The purpose of STORM CLOUDS is to define useful guidelines on how to address the process in order to accelerate it, for Public Authorities and policy makers. These guidelines will be prepared based on direct experimentation in 4 European cities, Águeda (PT), Manchester (UK), Valladolid (ES) and Thessaloniki (GR) creating a set of relevant use cases and best practices.
By doing so, STORM CLOUDS will also deliver a consolidated cloud-based services portfolio validated by citizens and Public Authorities in these four different cities and, at the same time, general and interoperable enough to be transferred and deployed amongst other European cities currently not taking part in our project, thus reinforcing the possibility to scaled up and adapt to wider geographical scopes. This portfolio will be mainly created from applications and technologies delivered by other CIP-PSP and FP7 projects, as well as resulting from innovation efforts from SMEs.
The project's progress and results will be disseminated through Web 2.0 tools, namely a STORM CLOUDS web portal, brochures, social media and newsletters, in order to reach a wide audience.
Open-DAI is "Opening Data Architectures and Infrastructures" for European Public Administrations. It is a project funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP) Call 2011.
The Open-DAI project runs from 2012 through 2014. Eleven partners from four European countries — Italy, Spain, Sweden and Turkey — work together for enabling public administrations to:
- Open data to a wide audience of potential users through an open data hub. This lets us correlate data and potentially implement new digital public services.
- Evolve information systems toward an open model with a Service Oriented Architecture in order to overcome the current closed and monolithic structures.
- Host services in a scalable cloud infrastructure.
Innovation, business opportunities and digital services are the three goals that drive Open-DAI.
CloudCatalyst provides useful tools to foster the adoption of cloud computing in Europe. Cloud Catalyst will set up a cross-border advice and support service, helping to strengthen Europe's position in the cloud computing market, including both the European business software industry and individual citizens and consumers.
The CloudWATCH project aims at evaluating competing cloud policies, standard profiles and services, working with providers and users to understand which standards should be adopted for which purpose. The ultimate goal is to accelerate and increase the use of cloud computing across the public and private sectors in Europe and educate SMEs how to choose the right service provider to take account of personal data protection and service level concerns as opposed to price only.
CloudOpting aims to test how local authorities and other public bodies can leverage the cloud to improve information for citizens and the management of public services. The main goal of the project is to increase the usage of cloud computing by public administrations by providing a shared platform where public institutions and government bodies can migrate existing IT systems in order to deliver online public services to citizens and third-parties, centrally manage operational data and citizen information within a controlled environment and allow citizens to develop innovative new services. The framework will be tested in pre-commercial pilots deployed and experimented in four European regions and cities.
The SECCRIT (SEcure Cloud computing for CRitical infrastructure IT) project is a multidisciplinary research project with the mission to analyse and evaluate cloud computing technologies with respect to security risks in sensitive environments, and to develop methodologies, technologies, and best practices for creating a secure, trustworthy, and high assurance cloud computing environment for critical infrastructure IT.