For borderless Cloud Computing between Europe and Brazil

Friday, 3 March, 2017 - 19:45

In order to exploit the full potential of cloud computing, it is essential to find international solutions, reducing the barriers that exist when cloud services are traded over national boundaries. The most critical areas relate to data privacy and security, cybercrime and data portability. It is important to foresee the future challenges posed by these areas, to get the most out of the Cloud across borders and to keep countries on the cutting edge of ICT. Europe and Brazil are aware of this and have joined forces to tackle the cloud challenge.

Cloud Computing: An agent for ICT energy efficiency

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 - 12:45

The IT energy crisis is upon us. Information and communication technologies (ICT) account for 8-10% of the European Union’s electricity consumption and up to 4% of its carbon emissions! So what role can have cloud computing on the quest for greater energy efficiency, you may ask. A number of European research projects funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme are proactively finding solutions to improve energy efficiency in cloud computing.