Communication and Knowledge – Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the name given to an IT concept that goes far beyond the usage of computing power per se. Essentially it's about outsourcing IT services to external service providers. This may include computing power and storage capacity (Infrastructure-as-a-Service, IaaS) as well as the provision of platforms with value-added services such as security solutions and billing services or the use of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in its many varied forms.

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Cloud computing

There can be no doubt that Cloud Computing is one of the dominating IT topics today. The idea of consuming software as a service and paying for it according to need promises to create completely new opportunities for both software manufacturers and users.

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With OmniCloud Fraunhofer SIT has developed a solution that provides reliable protection against espionage of data in the cloud and allows users easy access to cloud storage services. OmniCloud reduces the necessesary cloud storage by data deduplication and prevents provider lock-in. OmniCloud has been designed for companies with high demands with respect to the security of data stored in cloud storages.

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Fraunhofer Information and Communication Technology Group

The Fraunhofer Information and Communication Technology Group serves as a one-stop shop for industrial customers and media enterprises.

Fraunhofer Cloud Computing Alliance

The Fraunhofer Cloud Computing Alliance is a group of six Fraunhofer institutes that conduct research and industrial projects focusing on different aspects of cloud computing and related topics.


magazine 2.2014

Lead Article: Security in the cloud