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.
The SecureCloud project aims to remove technical impediments to dependable cloud computing, i.e., it will ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability and security of applications and their data. Thereby, SecureCloud will encourage and enable a greater uptake of cost-effective, environment-friendly, and innovative cloud solutions, in particular, for critical infrastructure applications throughout Europe and Brazil. SecureCloud focuses on a particularly important domain: applications that support critical infrastructures. If one can trust a cloud to run applications in the context of critical infrastructures, one can clearly trust this cloud to run applications in a large variety of application domains. In stark contrast to traditional throughput-oriented, batch-processing cloud applications, applications in the critical infrastructure domain do not only have strong requirements with respect to confidentiality, integrity, availability, but they typically are also latency sensitive.