The Digital Agenda for Europe. What about the Cloud?

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The Digital Agenda for Europe. What about the Cloud?

  1. 1. European Grid Initiative Technical Forum 21 September 2011, Lyon The Digital Agenda for Europe What about the Cloud? Carl-Christian Buhr European Commission (All expressed views are those of the speaker.) http://slidesha.re/eucloud2
  2. 2. The European Commission as... <ul><li>...Policy Maker </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Launches policy debates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invites Member States to take action </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proposes EU legislation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...Funding Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Research & Innovation projects </li></ul><ul><li>...Infrastructure Builder </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funds infrastructures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funds relevant research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports networking activities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Neelie Kroes Maroš Šefčovič Digital Agenda e-Commission , ISA Michel Barnier Procurement http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/ Máire Geoghegan-Quinn R&I , ERA Some propose, all 27 adopt Viviane Reding Data Protection
  4. 4. ... and often these need to agree http://europarl.europa.eu/ http://consilium.europa.eu/ European Parliament Council of the European Union
  5. 5. http://bit.ly/NeelieKroesEU , @NeelieKroesEU http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda DAE 101 Actions
  6. 6. http://bit.ly/NeelieKroesEU , @NeelieKroesEU http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda 101 Actions Advising on... Research Policy ICT Standardisation e-Infrastructures Cloud Computing Strategy etc. http://bit.ly/cc_buhr , @ccbuhr
  7. 7. The Digital Agenda for Europe <ul><li>“ Europe should also […] [reinforce] 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.” </li></ul>A Digital Agenda for Europe (COM(2010)245, 19.05.2010), http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:52010DC0245(01):EN:NOT
  8. 8. Why? <ul><li>“ Now is the time to bring it all together. […] This goes beyond a policy framework. I want to make Europe not just ‘cloud-friendly’ but ‘cloud-active’.” </li></ul>Neelie Kroes, 27 January 2011 <ul><li>Economic potential for supply & demand </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing happens: to or with us? </li></ul><ul><li>Many Commission actions have an impact </li></ul>
  9. 9. When? <ul><li>“ [T]he deliverable is a document combining analysis and a plan of future actions. I want to have this in place no later than 2012 .” </li></ul>Neelie Kroes, 27 January 2011
  10. 10. What? <ul><li>“ First, the legal framework : users' rights, data protection and privacy - including the global aspects […]. </li></ul><ul><li>Second, technical and commercial fundamentals : boosting research efforts, and focussing them on critical issues such as security and reliability. </li></ul><ul><li>Third, the market : we will support pilot projects for cloud deployment, and push public procurers into action.” </li></ul>Neelie Kroes, 22 March 2011
  11. 11. Process so far <ul><li>1. Expert Reports: Opportunities for European Cloud Computing Beyond 2010, Security and Resilience in Governmental Clouds (ENISA) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Public online consultation </li></ul><ul><li>(16 May-31 August, results will be online) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Consulations with industry </li></ul><ul><li>(23 May, report is being finalised) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Digital Agenda Assembly Cloud Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>(17 June, presentations online) </li></ul>
  12. 12. E.g. 2. Pillar: Research EGI-InSPIRE : Persistent eInfrastructure w/ clouds for science (€25m) RESERVOIR : Develop technology for IaaS clouds (€10m) VENUS-C : Develop and deploy cloud service for research and industry with virtualisation platform ( € 4.5m) Eurocloud : Develop &quot;servers on a chip&quot; based on ARM (€3.3m) StratusLab : Develop an open source cloud distribution ( € 2.3m) SIENA : Co-ordinate adoption and evolution of interoperable cloud and grid infrastructures with open standards ( € 0.41m) etc.
  13. 13. Scientific data http://bit.ly/riding_the_wave ” Our Vision is a scientific e-infrastructure that supports seamless access, use, re-use, and trust of data. In a sense [...] the data themselves become the infrastructure – a valuable asset, on which science, technology, the economy and society can advance”.
  14. 14. E.g. 3. Pillar: Market CIP Work programme 2011 “ Objective 4.1: Towards a cloud of public services” (p.27) (Several pilos, funding up to € 10m) Cloud will also be covered in CIP Work programmes For 2012 and 2013.
  15. 15. Pooling procurement <ul><li>“ ...push public procurers into action.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Let me just dare to look a bit into the future. In the US there is a large framework contract for cloud computing that can be used on all levels of government. This pools a lot of procurement power. If anything, this can ‘move the market’ – and the public administrations. What would we need to do to pull off something like this in Europe? ” </li></ul>Neelie Kroes, 23 May 2011
  16. 16. But how? <ul><li>“ What would we need to do to pull off something like this in Europe? ” </li></ul><ul><li>One Example: European Cloud Computing Strategic Plan * </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable experience </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on effectiveness/cost </li></ul><ul><li>Similar requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Pooling of resources attractive </li></ul><ul><li>Public sector </li></ul><ul><li>Natural to align with EU targets </li></ul><ul><li>role-model for other organisations </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul><ul><li>*Inter-governmental research organisations (EIROforum) defining common requirements and procuring together, where possible. Aim: Prevent lock-in, prompt suitable supply in Europe. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Selected Pointers </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing Homepage of the Commission </li></ul><ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/cloudcomputing/index_en.htm </li></ul><ul><li>The Digital Agenda for Europe </li></ul><ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Neelie Kroes Speeches </li></ul><ul><li>http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/10/686 </li></ul><ul><li>http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/11/50 </li></ul><ul><li>http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/11/199 </li></ul><ul><li>Riding the wave – Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data, October 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/riding_the_wave </li></ul><ul><li>The Future of Cloud Computing: Opportunities for European Cloud Computing Beyond 2010, January 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/ssai/docs/cloud-report-final.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li><web>http://bit.ly/{ NeelieKroesEU , cc_buhr }</web> </li></ul><ul><li><twitter> @NeelieKroesEU , @ccbuhr </twitter> </li></ul><ul><li><facebook> http://on.fb.me/Neelie_Kroes </facebook> </li></ul>

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