For Start-ups and SMEs, cloud computing parameters such as features, pricing, ease of use and tutorials/support are important elements to help in their development and innovation strategies. Although, despite these advantages, there are many reasons holding back cloud adoption by SMEs and start-ups. The most common reason is the lack of trust regarding the privacy and security of data that is moved to the cloud.
Regarding IT vendors, who rely on critical infrastructures, they are also looking for the same guaranty: reduce vulnerabilities of critical infrastructures and increasing their resilience and ensure a certain level of protection. They need trustworthy cloud systems for business-critical systems, to process massive amounts of (consumer/citizen) data in a way that is compliant with current and new regulations.
Why ATMOSPHERE is relevant for Start-ups, SMEs, IT Vendors?
Start-ups & SMEs: benefit considerably from trustworthiness properties developed ATMOSPHERE and may apply them to customer data, which is highly bound by privacy restrictions, especially data shared by institutions.
Critical Infrastructures: provide security, privacy and trust guarantees meeting requirements for real-time data processing and data analytics techniques that guarantee trustworthiness as well as trustworthy cloud interstice routes based on virtual network requirements and SCO (Secure Container Orchestrator).