Today, despite its unravelling business benefits, distributed cloud computing raises many security and dependability concerns. Root causes include increase in complexity and lack of interoperability between heterogeneous, often proprietary infrastructure technologies. SUPERCLOUD thus proposes new security and dependability infrastructure management paradigms that are :
SUPERCLOUD will reach the following objectives:
Who is the project designed for?
The target is clearly the customer! SUPERCLOUD offers business opportunities in many dimensions. For instance, SUPERCLOUD technology allows creation of value-added services that bring together resources from several, possibly untrusted, cloud providers to give users better service and more security and dependability guarantees, as illustrated by deployment of the infrastructure for healthcare use-cases. Thus, the customer can choose which security and availability services to deploy in his own self-service cloud. SUPERCLOUD can also create business opportunities for a number of other verticals, including cloud brokerage, network function virtualization, blockchain, or smart home security.
How will your project benefit the end-user?
SUPERCLOUD will build a self-management infrastructure for security and dependability of heterogeneous resources across federated clouds. Customers will be provided with self-service environments enabling adaptive, customizable security for their cloud applications and services.
SUPERCLOUD will provide innovative cryptographic methods and tools for protecting data across distributed clouds through on-demand data security services, such as access control, blind computation, privacy-preserving indexing, and data availability.
SUPERCLOUD will enable resilient network-as-a-service, leveraging software-defined networking paradigms. It will also provide strong guarantees for end-to-end security and integrated trust management across multiple infrastructure layers and cloud domain
The supporting SUPERCLOUD architecture builds on the abstraction of U-Cloud (user-centric cloud) to achieve provider independence for security management. So far, we defined the architecture of the SUPERCLOUD security layer and the design and implementation of its components through proof-of-concepts, also showcasing the technology on two compelling healthcare use-cases. Next steps are gradual integration within and across SUPECLOUD computing, data management, and networking layers. Partners are also working on wider adoption of SUPERCLOUD ideas and innovation such as impacting the Hyperledger Fabric open-source blockchain project or creating a startup around the Janus multi-cloud storage system.