A stable and transparent cloud market is essential if uptake of cloud services is to blossom. End consumers, potentially hundreds of millions of Europeans that access services over the Internet, indirectly benefit from a stable and resilient market.
The purpose of this document is to define the focused actions that the project will undertake to ensure active engagement with CloudWATCH target audiences. The document outlines the objectives to achieve this and the stakeholder groups that the project will be targeting.
This document reports on actions CloudWATCH has taken around cloud standards development and certification. It describes the six cloud standards profile workshops organised by CloudWATCH as well as details on the cloud standards profile developed by the project. These workshops relate to the CloudWATCH portfolio of European and international use cases to identify common requirements from a security and interoperability perspective. We have used these to develop and test a set of common standards profiles around federated cloud services.
CloudWATCH has created a portfolio of European and international use cases to identify common requirements from a security and interoperability perspective. We have used these to develop and test a set of common standards profiles around federated cloud services.
This report provides a detailed description of the data and methodology used to perform the quantitative clustering that serves as a precursor to the standards profile development activities of the CloudWATCH project.
Turning cloud research into innovative software & services - EU Interoperable cloud services & solutions Concertation Meeting Report, March 2015
This report gives an overview of the results emerging from the third Concertation meeting held 25 March 2015 within Net Futures 2015 on “Turning cloud research into innovative software & services”. It highlights the main outcomes of the event including the establishment of four groups of projects with a mission to promote technology advancements and re-usability:
CloudWATCH: While cloud technologies and services have evolved fast are are increasingly benefitting businesses, governments and consumers, contracts regulating cloud services have not. Cloud service providers typically offer contracts in a standard and non-negotiable form. Cloud service customers are typically data controllers under European Union law, but may find it difficult to discharge services towards data subjects and Data Protection Authorities.
Standard profiles provide a clarification and constriction of a set of standards for a given application domain. The purpose of this report to provide a summary of the specific cloud standards profile activities undertaken, based on that present a best practices methodology for initiating and overseeing the development of cloud standards profiles that should be implemented.