Results and exploitation

European projects face a number of challenges when defining and implementing their exploitation plans. To define the right route to market, projects need a proper understanding of the cloud market and supply chains within it. Projects not only need to start planning early, but also plot their outputs as the project evolves. For this Concertation meeting projects have outlined their results and exploitation plans. We've added this information to each projects' service offer. Here we showcase all service offers with this information.

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ALIGNED - Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering

I am the CIO charged with delivering big data applications. However, my software engineering teams and data engineering teams lack integrated processes and tools for developing systems where the data and software are evolving independently.

AppHub - The European Open Source Market Place

AppHub helps the market to seamlessly identify, position and implement the software outcomes of your projects.

AppHub provides the software produced by your project as cloud-ready packages that can be executed by a broad range of cloud service providers.

ARCADIA A Novel Reconfigurable By Design Highly Distributed Applications Development Paradigm Over Programmable Infrastructure

Given the inability of Highly-Distributed-Application-Developers to foresee the changes as well as the heterogeneity on the underlying infrastructure, it is considerable crucial the design and development of novel software paradigms that facilitate application developers to take advantage of the emerging programmability of the underlying infrastructure and therefore

ASCETiC - Adapting Service lifeCycle towards EfficienT Clouds

The ASCETiC project focuses on issues of energy efficient computing, specifically on design, construction, deployment and operation of Cloud services.

BEACON - Enabling Federated Cloud Networking

The main users of the BEACON project are organisations that manage IT infrastructures and wish to introduce network virtualisation technologies into their IT infrastructure. The BEACON project aims to integrate network virtualisation and service function chaining into Cloud middleware.

CLIPS

Through the delivery of four pilots in four cities: Bremerhaven (DE), Lecce (IT), Novi Sad (RS) and Santander (ES), the project will seek to demonstrate how cloud based services can be used for the benefit of citizens and to facilitate the fictional scenario of a family moving from one member state to another and the typical complexities that such a move could entail.

CLOUDLIGHTNING – Self-Organising, Self-Managing Heterogeneous Cloud

CloudLightning aims to address the problems surrounding cloud infrastructure management, service specification, access to, and provisioning of, cloud resources faced by both consumers and providers of cloud services. CloudLightning’s initial target application domains are the oil and gas industry, genomics, and sectors that use ray tracing.

CloudSocket - Business and IT-Cloud Alignment using a Smart Socket

Startups, small and medium enterprises are typically very much focused on their core business. Hence, there are several business processes like customer relationship and campaigning, administrative issues on registration, part of IT services as well as part of after sales support that are necessary for the business success, but can only insufficiently be handled by those organisations.

CloudTeams - Collaborative Software Development Framework based on Trusted, Secure Cloud-based Pool of Users

CloudTeams will be a cloud-based platform which will transform software development for cloud services into a much easier, faster and targeted process. We’ll engage with communities of users who will participate in the product life cycle to help software teams develop better solutions for customer problems.

CloudWATCH2 - Think Cloud Services for Government, Business & Research

Cloud computing and big data are important enablers for productivity and better services. The challenge for Europe is to ensure it retains its leadership position in research and innovation on cloud software and services. This leadership not only depends on Europe’s ability to innovate at the technological level, but also to demonstrate tangible business value.

CloudWave - Agile Service Engineering for the Future Internet

Cloud computing’s initial success and impact in the IT sector is undeniable, but as its service offerings continue to evolve, both cloud infrastructure providers and application developers alike look towards a significant improvement in terms of performance, reliability and agility.

ClouT - Cloud of Things for empowering the citizen clout in smart cities

Let us outline four scenarios where users can benefit from the ClouT solution.

Scenario one

CoherentPaaS - Coherent and Rich PaaS with a Common Programming Model

I am the head of the IT department of a large enterprise. Just like many other companies, we are using a combination of data management solutions, such as SQL databases, NoSQL databases such as document data stores, graph databases, key-value data stores and complex event processing.

CYCLONE - Complete Dynamic Multi-cloud Application Management

Complex applications are often distributed between cloud infrastructures to provide resilience against cloud provider outages, higher levels of elasticity, and better response times for their users by placing services near the clients.

DICE - Developing Data-Intensive Cloud Applications with Iterative Quality Enhancements

DataInc is a small software vendor selling cloud-based Big Data services. DataInc has to deliver an initial version of a new Big Data application within 3 months, capable of processing sensor data acquired from a geographical area, with the goal of increasing coverage of areas, sensors and compute capacity on a monthly basis.

ECIM - European Cloud Marketplace for Intelligent Mobility

A majority of European mobility-related public and private sector institutions still struggle to take maximum advantage of the cloud to deliver services and data online in a cost-effective and scalable manner.

ENTICE: dEcentralized repositories for traNsparent and efficienT vIrtual maChine opErations

In this project, we research and create a novel VM repository and operational environment for federated Cloud infrastructures aiming to:

simplify the creation of lightweight and highly optimised VM images tuned for functional descriptions of applications;

Envisage - Engineering Virtualized Services

Cloud computing allows software developers to control resource parameters such as the choice of processors, the amount of memory, storage capacity, and bandwidth. When software is designed based on specific assumptions about the size of data structures, the amount of RAM, and the number of processors, rescaling requires extensive design changes.

ESCUDO-CLOUD - Enforceable Security in the Cloud to Uphold Data Ownership

Today, users placing data in the cloud need to put complete trust that the Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) will correctly manage such data.

EUBrasilCloudFORUM

The EUBrasilCloudFORUM Coordination and Support Action aims at establishing an organisational cooperation model that enables the EU and Brazil to formulate and develop a common strategy and approach for Research & Innovation in Cloud Computing in line with the priorities of each region.

HEADS - Heterogeneous and Distributed Services for the Future Computing Continuum

The goal is to empower the software and services industry to better take advantage of the opportunities of the future computing continuum and to effectively provide new innovative services that are seamlessly integrated to the physical world making them more pervasive, more robust, more reactive and closer (physically, socially, emotionally, etc.) to their users.

HyVar - Scalable Hybrid Variability for Distributed Evolving Software Systems

ICT is becoming increasingly integrated into our everyday environment. It is distributed on all kinds of devices from cars to household appliances. On top of that versions evolve continuously according to customer needs. The value chain of this process consists of:

iKaaS - intelligent Knowledge-as-a-Service Platform

We are a city council caring about the health and safety of our citizens. We have a wealth of information coming from various sensors in our city but we can’t make sense of all that information and how to use it.

INPUT - In-Network Programmability for next-generation personal cloUd service supporT

The INPUT Project aims to contribute to the evolution of the Internet “brain” beyond current limitations due to obsolete IP network paradigms, by moving cloud services much closer to end-users and smart-devices.

Mikelangelo - Improving Responsiveness and Agility of HPC Cloud Infrastructure

Mikelangelo targets providers of computational infrastructures, HPC, and big data services. We help providers to take full advantage of cloud computing on virtual infrastructures. Our users use cloud computing to highly utilise their infrastructure, to deploy applications easily, and to isolate applications between tenants as much as possible.

MONDO - Scalable Modelling and Model Management on the Cloud

Mondo targets software developers and software development managers who have adopted or are planning to adopt model-based engineering (MBE) methods for software development. In particular, developers of large and complex software applications, or software development teams who need to work together to develop a software application or system using MBE.

MUSA - Multi-cloud Secure Applications

The main goal of MUSA is to support the security-intelligent lifecycle management of distributed applicationsover heterogeneous cloud resources, through a security framework that includes: a) security-by-design mechanisms to allow application self-protection at runtime, and b) methods and tools for the integrated security assurance in both the engineering and operat

PaaSage - Model Based Cloud Platform Upperware

“Developing once and deploying on different Clouds” is not the reality today for software developers and system administrators. Methods and tools are critically missing for supporting the development, the deployment and the execution of Cloud applications.

PaaSword - A Holistic Data Privacy and Security by Design Platform-as-a Service Framework Introducing Distributed Encrypted Pers

Although enterprises recognize the compelling economic and operational benefits of running applications and services in the Cloud, security and data privacy concerns are the main barriers in Cloud adoption.

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.

RePhrase

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.

S-CASE - Scaffolding Scalable Software Services

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.

SecureCloud

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.

SERECA - Secure Enclaves for REactive Cloud Applications

Users want to have security, but they do not want to trust the cloud provider, nor the system administrator.

SLA-Ready - Making Cloud SLAs readily usable in the EU private sector

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”.

SPECS - Secure Provisioning of Cloud Services based on SLA Management

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.

Strategic

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.