Making Cloud SLAs readily usable in the EU private sector
SecureCloud 2016 take-aways/1
The days when consumers paid less attention to the information collected through new services and software are ending. Consumers are now more and more aware of the data being collected and they are expressing their concerns too. This is one of the take-home messages from SecureCloud 2016 conference, 24-25 May in Dublin, where SLA-Ready also played an active role.
CSPs: future opportunities & risks
Cloud service providers (CSPs) that fail to consider consumers’ concerns about privacy and trust will see their costumers moving to other CSPs that take these matters more seriously. In fact, a growing number of EU consumers are worried about their data being permanently recorded by services in the cloud. CSPs that base their business model on the monetisation of customers data with their consent will flourish. Providers that fail to protect customer privacy may lose some of the share of the market.
EC funded projects on security and privacy
A cluster of projects funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework and Horizon 2020 programmes are focused on addressing data protection, security and privacy (DPSP Cluster), including SLA-Ready. A white paper has already been published on the challenges that each participating project is tackling. All these project main aim is to create trust in the cloud through greater transparency and standardisation.