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SUNFISH - SecUre iNFormation SHaring in federated heterogeneous private clouds

  • Research and Innovation
  • European
  • Federation
Last updated: 2021-10-20 01:07

Strategic Goals

Today the European Public Sector Players lack the necessary infrastructure and technology to allow them to integrate their computing clouds. Furthermore, legislative barriers often make it difficult to use available commercial technological solutions. The SUNFISH project aims to provide a specific and new solution to face these issues.

Solutions Developed / Used

SUNFISH will enable the secure federation of private clouds based on the Public Sector needs: federated private clouds belonging to different Public Sector Entities will be able to share data and services transparently, while maintaining required security levels.

Description

Start Date 01/01/2015
End Date 31/12/2017
Project Focus
  • Enabler
Geographical Scope
  • European
Keywords
  • Federation
Cloud Delivery Model
  • SaaS
Cloud Deployment Model
  • Enterprise Private
Project Life-Cycle Stage
  • Research and Innovation
Industry
  • Information and Communication
  • Public Administration
Specific Domains Targeted
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Technology
  • Big Data

Stakeholders


    Public Sector
  • Estonia
    CYBERNETICA AS (Estonia)
  • Italy
    MINISTERO DELL'ECONOMIA E DELLE FINANZE (Italy)
  • Malta
    MINISTRY FOR FINANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES (Malta)
  • United Kingdom
    POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR THAMES VALLEY (United Kingdom)
  • Academic/Research Organisations
  • Israel
    IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD (Israel)
  • Austria
    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ (Austria)
  • Italy
    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA (Italy)
  • United Kingdom
    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON (United Kingdom)
  • Austria
    ZENTRUM FUR SICHERE INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE - AUSTRIA (Austria)
  • Industry
  • Malta
    MALTA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY (Malta)
  • Italy
    PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ADVISORY SPA (Italy)


EU Contribution
  • €4,520,029.00
Overall Budget
  • €4,520,047.50

⭐ Good Practice Description

SUNFISH prototyped and demonstrated the secure interoperation of separate cloud systems using a federation-as-a-service approach. This approach goes beyond the adoption of interoperability standards, since those standards are still a work in progress.

Success Factors

Data Governance

From a good-practice standpoint, Sunfish demonstrates a technical solution (distributed ledger technology – specifically, smart contracts) that can help solve a key problem of data governance – namely, automatically supporting data subjects (or data stewards acting on their behalf) in responding to requests to access or exchange private data.

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