Current and potential users of cloud computing services as well as service providers and other interested parties were invited to comment on the ECP's ideas by taking part in a survey. Read the assessment of the survey.
One of the DSM activities focused on the European Cloud initiative, aiming at increasing trust when using cloud services and at establishing a European open science cloud. A public consultation was organised and in the course of 2016 results were analysed and follow-up actions developed. Particular areas of interest for cloud computing are certification, standards, interoperability, open science cloud, the digitisation of industry.
Accompanying implementation activities were established, in particular the Cloud-for-Europe (C4E) initiative geared towards public administrations, and the HNScicloud focusing on cloud for public research and innovation.