Clouding SMEs - Acting as a catalyst for the accelerated and successful adoption of cloud computing by European SMEs

Focus: Acting as a catalyst for the accelerated and successful adoption of cloud computing by European SMEs. Clouding SMEs brings together SME associations, SMEs and cloud experts to look at both the supply side, mapping innovative ICT SMEs with expertise on cloud, and the demand side, identifying SMEs that can benefit from adoption. Clouding SMEs will define a vision for the optimal adoption and use of cloud computing within SME communities and a roadmap to achieve it.

CloudScale – Scalability Management for Cloud Computing

Focus: Facilitating service providers in analysing, predicting and resolving scalability challenges by supporting scalable service engineering. CloudScale extends existing and develops new solutions that support the handling of scalability problems of software-based services.

Coordinator: SINTEF, Norway

Partnership: SAP, Germany; Erisson Nikola Tesla, Croatia; XLAB, Slovenia; University of Paderborn, Germany

CloudSpaces – Open service platform for the next-generation of personal clouds

Focus: Advocating a paradigm shift from application-centric to user-centric models where users take control of their information. CloudSpaces will devise an open service platform providing privacy-aware data sharing as well as interoperability mechanisms among heterogeneous cloud providers.

Coordinator: Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain

Partnership: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Canonical Ltd, UK; eyeOS, Spain; Tissat S.A., Spain

CloudWave – Agile service engineering for the Future Internet

Focus: Transforming modern cloud infrastructures and tools by enabling the agile development and delivery of cloud services that can dynamically adjust to changes in their environment and so optimise service quality and resource utilisation.

Coordinator: IBM Research Haifa, Israel

Partnership: SAP, Germany; Intel Performance Learning Solutions, Ireland; Telecom Italia; Atos, Spain; Cloudmore, Estonia; University Duisberg-Essen, Germany; University of Messina, Italy; Technion, Israel; University of Zurich, Switzerland

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

Focus: ClouT is a European-Japanese initiative aimed at leveraging cloud computing as an enabler that bridges the Internet of Things with the Internet of People via the Internet of Services. It focuses on establishing an efficient communication and collaborative platform that leverages all information sources that make cities smarter and better placed to tackle emergency challenges like efficient energy management, economic growth and development.

Coordinators: CEA-LETI, France for Europe and NTT East for Japan

Coherent PaaS – Coherent and rich PaaS as a common programming model

Focus: Providing a rich Platform as a Service with different “one size” data stores optimised for particular tasks, data and workloads. Integrating NoSQL data stores such as key-value data stores and graph databases, SQL data stores such as in-memory and column-oriented databases, hybrid systems such as SQL engines, on top of key-value data stores, and complex event processing data management systems.

Coordinator: Unversidad Polytecnica de Madrid, Spain

COMPOSE - a journey from the Internet of Things to the Internet of Services

Focus Area: The COMPOSE project aims at enabling new services that can seamlessly integrate real and virtual worlds through the convergence of the Internet of Services with the Internet of Things. COMPOSE will achieve this through the provisioning of an open and scalable marketplace infrastructure, in which smart objects are associated to services that can be combined, managed, and integrated in a standardised way to easily and quickly build innovative applications.

ECIM – European Cloud Marketplace for Intelligent Mobility

Focus: ECIM aims to help three key audiences - service creators, city managers and service users – to benefit from the ability of cloud computing to make transportation and other city services more innovative, cost effective and accessible.

ECIM will:

FELIX - Federated Test-Beds for Large Scale Infrastructure Experiments

Focus: The primary objective of the FELIX project (FEderated Test-beds for Large-scale Infrastructure eXperiments) is to create a common framework in which users can request, monitor and manage a slice provisioned over distributed and distant Future Internet experimental facilities in Europe and Japan.

European Coordinator: PSNC, Poland

Japanese Coordinator: AIST, Japan

HARNESS – Hardware and network-enhanced software systems for cloud computing

Focus: Integrating heterogeneous hardware and network technologies into data centre platforms, vastly increasing performance, reducing energy consumption and lowering cost profiles for important and high-value cloud applications such as real-time business analytics and the geosciences.

Coordinator: Imperial College of London, UK

Partnership: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland; University of Rennes, France; Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany; Maxeler Technologies, UK; SAP, Germany