Provision, Management and Marketing of Portable Cloud Services with Guaranteed Security and Compliance During the Complete Life Cycle
The Internet of Services bundles basic services like, for example, online shopping, flight booking and research services in value-added services and makes the provision of services in marketplaces possible.
The cloud provides a scalable and cost-efficient platform the operation of services and their infrastructure. Despite these advantages, the use of clouds and cloud-based services in the "Mittelstand" and public sectors are limited due to concerns over guaranteed security and lack of legal certainty as well as the lack of interoperability between cloud providers.
CloudCycle allows cloud operators to provide "Mittelstand" and local authority clients with cost-efficient and scalable cloud services with guaranteed security and compliance. In marked contrast to existing approaches, CloudCycle safeguards the complete life cycle of services provided: solution providers and service operators are put in a position where - thanks to metadata which allow the security guarantees and runtime environment requirements to be specified - they are able to offer and operate fully automated services as well as migrate between operators.
CloudCycle provides the "Mittelstand" and the public sector with a foundation to profit from scalable standard solutions and services on open cloud platforms. These automatically provide adequate safety and compliance - even in cases where client security expertise is limited. In doing so, CloudCycle creates new markets for solution developers and a competitive advantage for cloud providers and operators as well as the related security value-added service provider eco-system.
CloudCycle validates the results for broad impact on the basis of standard solutions for schools, school administrators and civic portals according to an open source platform on the basis of interoperability of services and migration of data between public and private cloud providers.