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ICT 2013

The future of Clouds – accreditation and building the trust with special focus on SMEs

Booth 10, 07/11/2013 (18:00-19:30)

The penetration of public cloud services can be considered still low among the SMEs despite their elastic functionalities and cost benefits offered by the various cloud providers. In order to narrow the gap between the two sides, a feasible way is to introduce widely adopted certification methodologies of cloud providers that could build the trust further. Such certification might be quite complex due to the nature of cloud providers; IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS providers target different client bases with numerous applied technologies. Moreover, we become the witnesses of the emergence of federated cloud providers. Testing, validation, and benchmarking of such complex systems and defining the metrics/methods for the certification are non-trivial problems particularly in a way that interpretable by the client, and acceptable by the providers at the same time. Another key issue is to achieve the critical mass of certified providers, and enough visibility/acceptance among the potential clients.

  • Introduction on cloud accreditation efforts in Hungary by Robert Lovas (MTA SZTAKI)
  • Cloud vulnerability assessment and critical infrastructure security by Miklos Kozlovszky (Obuda University)
  • Discussion

Organised by: Robert LOVAS (Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), Laboratory of Parallel an Distributed Systems, Hungary)

Topic: Computing, Systems and Infrastructure



Robert LOVAS, 13/09/2013 13:05

The primary stakeholders are cloud providers, and SMEs; the secondary ones are SME associations and consultancy firms, standardization, certification and research funding bodies.

The session is initiated by a Hungarian consortium working on cloud accreditation co-financed by the New Hungary Development Plan; Advanced Network Technologies Ltd, Institute of Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), Óbuda University, and eNET Internet Research Ltd, a key research and consultancy firm in the Hungarian infocommunications sector with significant experience in the cloud development and market entry of services.


Georges ATAYA, 07/11/2013 12:08

Sort i Will leave the event before your session time. Please contact me through linked-in (invitation sent)

G Ataya


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