CloudOpting Second Newsletter Has Been Published!

CloudOpting is a three-year pilot action partially funded by the European Union ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), which runs from March 2014 through March 2017. The project is aimed at the development of a novel approach to bring public services to the cloud. The primary objective of CloudOpting to deliver a set of tools that will allow local authorities and public administrations to share their services with citizens and third-parties, and migrate existing IT systems on the cloud. This will allow for the reduction of related investment and expenses as a result of an aggregate demand and the measurement and control of costs.

Huawei Debuts New CloudMall Data Center Solution, Signs MOU With Baidu

Huawei’s CloudMall data center solution made its debut at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Spain this week. The company also signed a memorandum of understanding with Baidu to jointly develop indoor mobile Internet. With the joint development of technical innovation, product development, and marketing promotion, Huawei and Baidu plan to accelerate the development of mobile internet applications based on indoor scenarios.

Nissan Deploys Cloud-Based Unified Digital Marketing Platform

Nissan has deployed Adobe’s digital marketing solution, Adobe Marketing Cloud globally as a unified digital marketing platform for Renault-Nissan Alliance, to help the company deliver an integrated customer experience and consistent image across its multiple brands. Nissa manufactures vehicles in twenty countries and regions around the world, selling three vehicle brands – Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun, through its office locations in each respective country.

Cloud Signals Big Changes For IT Security Pros

Watch out, computer security professionals: Cloud computing vendors are coming for your jobs. It may be inevitable, or you may be able to take back control by rigorously studying how your organization uses technology. But either way, life is changing for IT security experts. Companies like Google, Amazon and German casino website Deutsches Online Casino have figured out configuration management while enterprises avoid the process, said Marcus Ranum, chief security officer of Tenable.

“That’s the reason why Amazon is going to have your jobs in 10 years. We are failing as an industry,” said Ranum, who spoke Wednesday at a meeting of the Information Systems Security Association, New England chapter.

SUCRE EU-JAPAN Workshop – Research on Clouds and IoT in Europe and Japan: current status and ways to collaborate

The event, jointly organised by the SUCRE, OCEAN & ClouT projects , took place at the European Commission premises in Brussels on May 16th. The meeting was successfully attended by about 35 key cloud experts from both Japan and Europe. Presentations and discussions concretely contributed to the EU-Japan dialogue on open and interoperable Clouds.

The workshop also facilitated and fostered the knowledge exchange between these two regions, compared success stories and paved the way to future cooperation opportunities between academia and Industry and between industrial players and policy makers from EU and Japan.

The event was enriched by a presentation about the achievements of the SUCRE EU-JAPAN experts group. Specifically, the findings of the aforementioned expert group on interoperability and collaboration opportunities between EU and JAPAN clouds were explored and discussions revolving around ways to overcome the current challenges and achieve those goals were further exploited. Overall, the workshop fostered and reinforced the ongoing dialogue between cloud stakeholders in both regions.