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UNICORN, NEW EU PROJECT ON CLOUD COMPUTING LAUNCHED

European_Commission

A new EU research project entitled UNICORN A Novel Framework for Multi-Cloud Service Development, Orchestration, Deployment and Continuous Management Fostering Cloud Technologies Uptake from Digital SMEs and Startups, funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Call H2020-ICT-2016, Grant Agreement No. 731846), was launched.

The project with duration of 36 months (1 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2019) and a total budget of € 4.2 Million brings together 11 leading European research/academic institutions, industries and SMEs in the field of cloud and software technologies from 8 EU member states (Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom).

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The overall objective of the project is to simplify the design, deployment and management of secure and elastic – by design – multi-cloud services. This will be achieved by a) developing and design libraries that will provide security enforcement mechanisms, data privacy restrictions, monitoring metric collection and resource management; and b) enabling continuous orchestration and automatic optimization of portable and dynamic cloud services running on virtual instances or micro-execution containers for increased security, data protection privacy and vast resource (de)-allocation.

Towards this end, and building upon this umbrella concept, the UNICORN vision can be considered two-fold: to enable software developers to design and develop secure and elastic applications and to increase the awareness of all stakeholders, in particular SMEs and Start-ups.

Participating organizations:

  • CAS Software AG, Germany
  • University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Maggioli SPA, Italy
  • Foundation for Research and Tecnology Hellas, Greece
  • Suite5 Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Pan-European ICT & eBusiness for SMEs Association, Belgium
  • Deutsches Institut fuer Normung EV, Germany
  • Gioumpitek Meleti Schediasmos Ylopoiisi kai Polisi Ergon Pliroforikis EPE, Greece
  • Steinbeis Beratungszentren GmbH, Germany
  • Universitad Politecnica de Cartagena – Cloud Incubator Hub, Spain
  • Redikod AB, Sweden

Contact:

Andrea Montefiori (Risk Manager), Tel. +39 (0)541 628380 | E-mail: andrea.montefiori@maggioli.it

Armend Duzha (Project Manager), Tel. +39 (0)541 628329 | E-mail: armend.duzha@maggioli.it

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