Disruptive solutions making the cloud market more accessible
Although the global cloud market is booming, it remains an exclusive playground for a few providers. This fact keeps prices high and quality of services low, while also causing a vendor lock-in effect. The EU-funded STARCloud project is providing a disruptive blockchain-based cloud paradigm addressing quality of service (QoS) definition and enforcement in fully distributed systems. The project will utilise formal methods for the static analysis and runtime control of next generation clouds for creating support for QoS. Moreover, it will introduce novel approaches and tools, including consensus mechanisms, a domain-specific language for QoS definitions and QoS formal analysis tools as well as a framework for the matchmaking and negotiation of smart contracts.