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SecUre iNFormation SHaring in federated heterogeneous private clouds

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644666

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 520 047,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 520 029

Coordinated by:

MINISTERO DELL'ECONOMIA E DELLE FINANZE

Italy

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.
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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

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 416 125

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 819 000

ZENTRUM FUR SICHERE INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE - AUSTRIA

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 147 405

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 524 937,50

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 671 698,75

MINISTRY FOR FINANCE

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 64 250

POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR THAMES VALLEY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 128 602,50

CYBERNETICA AS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 324 250

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ADVISORY SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 318 312,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644666

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 520 047,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 520 029

Coordinated by:

MINISTERO DELL'ECONOMIA E DELLE FINANZE

Italy