Position papers 2017

Addressing privacy and security issues for data processing in the cloud

The lack of adequate dependability is increasingly becoming the primary barrier to the broad adoption of cloud computing, not only in the critical infrastructure domain but also in all domains in which the survival of a company depends on the reliability of the cloud. Hence, the cloud becomes itself a critical infrastructure for which we need to guarantee sufficient dependability such that we can justifiably place our trust in the hosted applications.

Authors:  Andrey Brito, Luigi Romano, Stefan Köpsell & Christof Fetzer

The alignment of Brazilian Bill no. 5276 with the European GDPR

Today, Europe and Brazil are experiencing a unique opportunity to work on an EU-Brazil harmonised data protection framework, with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), aligning data protection laws across the 28 Member States, which is a good example to apply in Brazil, where a new data protection (Bill no. 5276, hereinafter referred only as “Bill”) is currently under discussion.

Author:  Nicola Franchetto – Senior Associate ICT Legal Consulting & CloudWATCH2 partner

Opportunities for HPC in the Cloud

High-Performance Computing (HPC) researchers found in Cloud Computing a viable alternative to execute their workloads instead, or expanded the capability, of a cluster or a supercomputer. Several applications were successful migrated to the Cloud, such as weather prediction numerical models, genomics, seismic simulation, among others. However, normally the applications are migrated to the Cloud "as is" without modifications that can take advantages of the cloud model.

Author:  Philippe Olivier Alexandre Navaux, professor at the Universidade Federal of Rio Grande do Sul and Computer Science Area Director of CAPES

Automated Deployment and Management of Self-* Applications on Hybrid Clouds

This position paper outlines an intercontinental research whose goal is twofold: (i) low code implementation of portable cloud applications with self-configuration, self-healing, self-recovery capabilities; (ii) low code automation of installation, configuration, and setup of self-* applications on hybrid clouds.

Authors:  L. M. Hillah (France) , R. Assad (Brazil), A. Bertolino (Italy), L. Maesano (France), Juliano Iyoda (Brazil)

The GigaPonto Project - Commodity computing based cloud infrastructure

The successful development of a cloud environment must provide high connectivity, information security compliance and fully compliant with Brazilian law. In this context, GigaCandanga is developing the GigaPonto Project, which proposes to provide inexpensive and reliable data center infrastructure using commodity computing and recycled intermodal containers.

Authors:  Paulo A. A. Resende, Leonardo Lazarte, André C. Drummond

European Open Science Cloud as an opportunity for intercontinental collaboration

The EC identified a need to create a baseline European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) for European researchers and their global scientific collaborators by integrating and consolidating e-infrastructure platforms, federating existing scientific clouds and research infrastructures, and supporting the development of cloud-based services. The two biggest existing federated pan-European e-Infrastructures, EGI Federation and EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure, have joined forces with INDIGO-DataCloud to put together a proposal (EOSC-Hub) to the EC which focuses on creation and integration of a management system (the Hub) of the future European Open Science Cloud that delivers a catalogue of services, software and data from these infrastructures as well as other major research e-Infrastructures.

Author: Ognjen Prnjat on behalf of EGI Federation and EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure

CloudTeams - A community growth and collaborative development tool for software teams and end-users

The CloudTeams collaboration platform (www.cloudteams.eu) bridges the gap between end-users and software developers and helps to follow a methodology for structured project development. It is not a solution for traditional software houses; it is a new way of thinking for agile software development.

Author: Sabine Kolvenbach - Fraunhofer FIT (DE), Clemens Putschli - Fraunhofer FIT (DE), Sotiris Koussouris - NTUA (GR)

Ustore – Innovating and reducing costs on cloud ready management solutions

Ustore have been developing and delivering such products to several clients in Brazil for about five years, leveraging private cloud infrastructures and allowing companies of all size to keep and maintain their sensitive data in the house. This position paper describes Ustore products and their evolution over the last year. These products may help on reducing costs with third party services is the long term, such as corporate e-mail or file storage.

Authors:  Rodrigo Elia Assad, Vinicius Cardoso Garcia, Leandro Marques do Nascimento, Ustore

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