CloudCatalyst is an ambitious project that aims to provide clear benefits for European businesses, public entities, ICT providers and other Cloud stakeholders eager to develop and use cloud solutions. The main reasons leading to the realization of this project are the following:
CloudCatalyst aims to increase the awareness of Cloud Computing benefits in the European economy. To ensure project sustainability and increase the impact of its actions, several target groups will be involved.
The main stakeholders of our project are entrepreneurs aiming at developing new Cloud Computing services or products (from the supply side). As indirect targets, but very important players in the context of our project, we are also targeting incubators as a product or service development catalysts.
CloudCatalyst will develop a support service to help entrepreneurs, researchers, and software developers creating value-added Cloud products and services. The tools to be made available are the following:
The following actions will be developed during CloudCatalyst project:
CloudCatalyst project is led by Portugal Telecom, which has solid experience in the promotion and management of European Funded projects. Portugal Telecom has also recently presented a very ambitious Cloud Computing roadmap focused in accelerating the development and deployment of Cloud Computing technologies and Internet services. (Portugal Telecom)
CloudCatalyst project has also a solid technical background, lead by the UCM, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, founders of the OpenNebula open-source project. OpenNebula, a success story in exploitation of FP7 research results, has played an important role in driving and supporting the transition to cloud computing and thus accelerating the pace of innovation in Europe. With thousands of deployments worldwide, OpenNebula has a very wide user base that includes leading companies in banking, technology, telecom and hosting, and research and supercomputing centers. (Open Nebula)
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The Cloud accelerator toolbox proposed by the CloudCatalyst project is a unique asset for the creation of new Cloud based-projects.
It is a collection of management tools, bundling together trend analysis, use cases, and practical recommendations in the form of printable report templates and instructional videos.
It also has a set of guidelines and best practices for the developers’ community, entrepreneurs, technical transfer units, start-up incubators and other stakeholders that can have an important role in stimulating Cloud Computing uptake.
This documentation is used in the deployment of the go-to-the-cloud support service, and also in an off-line mode compiling current Cloud trends, the critical success factors to overcome the main technical barriers, and strategic analysis of internal and external factors influencing cloud services’ deployment.
The Go-to-the-Cloud service is an online platform for joint work between the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and all the Cloud Stakeholders.
A service with the objective of supporting startups and SMEs in the definition of their Cloud Computing offering and value proposition, strategy to customers targeting and the finding of new market opportunities.