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Building the PaaS Cloud of the Future

Building the PaaS Cloud of the Future

Objective

To survive in today's economy; short time-to-market and efficiency are paramount for the creation of innovative products and to survive in the current economic climate. This is especially true for IT services which will dominate the way people work and live in the future.
Cloud computing is essentially changing the way services are built, provided and consumed. Despite simple access to Clouds, building elastic services is still an elitist domain and proprietary technologies are an entry barrier especially to SMEs and consequently, it remains largely within the domain of established players.
To accelerate the creation of highly demanded tailored services in a timely manner, the Cloud paradigm requires major change to address the way services are built, provided and accessed. Abstracting from technical complexities lowers entry barriers and empowers SMEs in especial, to offer applications to this significant market without large upfront investments.
The project envisions:
An Internet-scale application platform for design, operation, management, and trading of services and service compositions which can be tailored to different local or global communities.
4CaaST will provide benefits and business opportunities for the following stakeholders:
• Application Providers can focus on building applications integrating the latest IT and Telco interaction (NaaS) paradigms. Particular emphasis will be paid to scalability, lifecycle and resource management.• Platform Providers can instantiate and efficiently operate a 4CaaST platform as a service and can establish an eco-system via the 4CaaST marketplace.• Service Aggregators can focus on value added services through composition and mashup.
The project will bring significant benefits to the European economy. It will provide an easy to use Infrastructure for a More Competitive Environment, greatly simplifying design and delivery of tailored services and compositions.

Coordinator

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Address

Ronda De La Comunicacion S/N Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 399 778

Administrative Contact

Luis López de Ayala Hidalgo (Mr.)

Participants (18)

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UNIVERSITAET ST. GALLEN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 331 035

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 654 931

ERICSSON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 74 943

SAP SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 547 810

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 280 442

FUNDACION IMDEA SOFTWARE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 80 289

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 199 200

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 649 166

BULL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 719 376

BONITASOFT

France

EU Contribution

€ 348 576

ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 400 783

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 555 589

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 205 402

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 242 550

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 570 616

ERICSSON AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 156 847

2ND QUADRANT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 267 961

FLEXIANT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 199 626

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 258862

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2010

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 456 583

  • EU contribution

    € 8 884 920

Coordinated by:

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain