Cloud Computing in the Digital Agenda for Europe

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Presentation at the Eurocloud Congress on 2010/06/21 in Luxemburg.

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Cloud Computing in the Digital Agenda for Europe

  1. 1. EuroCloud Congress Luxembourg, 21 June 2010 Cloud Computing in the Digital Agenda for Europe Dr. Carl-Christian Buhr Member of Cabinet of Ms Neelie Kroes European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>The Digital Agenda for Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing in the Digital Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Current Commission Cloud Research </li></ul><ul><li>Towards a European Cloud Computing Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Future Funding Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Help us! </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Digital Agenda for Europe http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/digital-agenda/ <ul><li>Adopted on 19 May 2010 and presented by Vice-President Neelie Kroes </li></ul><ul><li>Endorsed by the European Council on 17 June 2010, calling on all institutions to fully implement </li></ul><ul><li>100 Actions in 7 areas: Digital Single Market, Interoperability & Standards, Trust & Security, Broadband roll-out, Research & Innovation, Skills, ICT for Society </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cloud Computing in the Digital Agenda Page 24: &quot;Europe should also build its innovative advantage in key areas through reinforced eInfrastructures and […] should develop an EU-wide strategy on 'cloud computing' notably for government and science . […] The strategy should consider economic, legal and institutional aspects.&quot; Page 25: Action: &quot;[…] develop further eInfrastructures and establish an EU strategy for cloud computing notably for government and science &quot;. http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/digital-agenda/
  5. 5. Current Commission Cloud Research EGI-InSPIRE: Create persistent eInfrastructure with clouds for science (EUR 25m) RESERVOIR: Develop technology for IaaS clouds (EUR 10m) VENUS-C: Develop and deploy a cloud service for research and industry with a platform based on virtualisation technologies. (EUR 4.5m) Eurocloud: Develop &quot;servers on a chip&quot; based on ARM processors (EUR 3.3m) StratusLab: Develop an open source cloud distribution (EUR 2.3m) EDGI: European Desktop Grid Initiative (EUR 2.15m) SIENA: Co-ordinate adoption and evolution of interoperable distributed computing infrastructures with open standards for clouds and grids (EUR 0.41m) etc.
  6. 6. Towards a European Cloud Computing Strategy <ul><li>Early Orientations </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of status quo: Who offers cloud services? Who demands cloud services? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify legal and institutional barriers against more supply and demand </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of the cloud computing sector in Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uptake of clouds by public bodies (ultimately for cross-border use) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of persistent cloud infrastructure for science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create an integrated strategy document and execute </li></ul>
  7. 7. Clouds for Science and Government <ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Build on existing European eInfrastructures (GEANT, EGI, PRACE, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide cloud infrastructure to handle scientific data deluge </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Rationalise public infrastructures, reap synergies </li></ul><ul><li>Open Government Data powered by cloud infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>From consolidation to cooperation between public administrations </li></ul><ul><li>From public providers to private providers? </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-border cooperation? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Future Cloud Computing Research <ul><li>Draft ICT Work programme 2011-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing as part of ICT Call 8 (overall EUR 70m) </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent, automatic management of cloud resources to ensure scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies for infrastructure virtualisation and cross-platform execution for service composition across multiple, heterogenous environments </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability among different clouds, portability, protection of data in cloud environments, control of data distribution and latency. </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless support of mobile, context-aware applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Architectures and technologies supporting integration of computing and networking environments; implications of Cloud Computing paradigm on networks </li></ul>
  9. 9. Future Cloud Computing Pilot Projects Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) Early orientations for Work programme 2011 Theme 4: ICT for improved public services (EUR 22m) Support the development of a Government Clouds initiative in Europe , assessing the added value of Clouds in the public sector and the barriers for their deployment. Objective 4.1: Support several pilots to prepare move towards clouds of/for public services. Pilots to demonstrate potential benefits of adopting new service delivery architectures to reduce cost and enable private actors to build new services.
  10. 10. Help to build the European Cloud Computing Strategy <ul><li>Participate in our research projects and pilots </li></ul><ul><li>Share your experience </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the real barriers? What should we do? </li></ul>CONTACT US [email_address] , @ccbuhr http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/digital-agenda http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/index_en.htm
  11. 11. Dr. Carl-Christian Buhr Member of Cabinet of Ms Neelie KROES European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda EuroCloud Congress Luxembourg, 21 June 2010 Thank you very much for your attention!

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