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SecUre iNFormation SHaring in federated heterogeneous private clouds

Objective

Today the European Public Sector Players lack the necessary infrastructure and technology to allow them to integrate their computing clouds. Furthermore, legislative barriers often make it difficult to use available commercial technological solutions. The SUNFISH project aims to provide a specific and new solution to face these issues. SUNFISH will enable the secure federation of private clouds based on the Public Sector needs: federated private clouds belonging to different Public Sector Entities will be able to share data and services transparently, while maintaining required security levels.
The SUNFISH project will develop and integrate software enabling secure cloud federation as required by European Public Sector bodies. The project will achieve this by meeting firstly the specific challenges faced by the Maltese and Italian Ministries of Finance, as well as by the UK Regional Cyber Crime Units, the three SUNFISH selected use cases. Solutions will be developed to be usable by other European Public Organisations, and potentially also by private sector players.
SUNFISH will improve security in federated “cross-border” clouds, boosting the development of a cloud computing market in sectors where privacy and control of information propagation are essential (e.g., e-government, e-health etc.) while encouraging a better resource utilisation of Public Administration cloud infrastructure.
The secure system for federated private clouds developed through the project will guarantee a high level of safety, a continuous monitoring of inter-cloud communications, and the ability to roll out services cheaply, in a fast, flexible and secure way even between different private clouds.
The SUNFISH project aims to reduce the management cost of private clouds owned by Public Administrations, and - beyond pure costs savings – to accelerate the transition to 21st century interoperable and scalable public services, boosting enforcement of the European Digital Single Market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services/ehealth
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/political science/public administration

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

MINISTERO DELL'ECONOMIA E DELLE FINANZE
Address
Via Xx Settembre 97
00187 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 888 760,25

Participants (10)

MALTA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
Malta
EU contribution
€ 216 687,50
Address
National Road Gattard House
HMR 9010 Blata L Bajda
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 416 125
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 819 000
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZENTRUM FUR SICHERE INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE - AUSTRIA
Austria
EU contribution
€ 147 405
Address
Seidlgasse 22/9
1030 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 524 937,50
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 671 698,75
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTRY FOR FINANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Malta
EU contribution
€ 64 250
Address
Maison Demandols 30, South Street
VLT2000 Valletta
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR THAMES VALLEY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 128 602,50
Address
Headquarters Oxford - Road Kidlington
OX5 2NX Kidlington
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CYBERNETICA AS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 324 250
Address
Maealuse 2
12618 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ADVISORY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 318 312,50
Address
Viale Monte Rosa 91
20149 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)