Project without external funding

Value4Cloud (Value4Cloud)

Project Details
Project duration: 12/201111/2014


Cloud computing is one of the most important trends
which is currently being deployed by the ICT industry and contains a
wide range of opportunities for realization of innovative business
models. Among other things, the demand-oriented provision of computing
power, storage and, software is enabled via the Internet. This provision
is also possible via different terminals, thereby location-independent
and flexible access to information can be ensured. The capabilities by
the use of cloud computing services are enormous. However, there are
also challenges arising in this context to be addressed in an
appropriate manner.

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
(Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, BMWi) supports the
development and testing of innovative, secure, and legally compliant
cloud services by establishing the “Trusted Cloud” program with a total
of about 50 m. Euro. In addition, own funds of project participants are
at approximately the same height, so that totally about 100 m. euro are
available for the program.  The BMWi technology program “Trusted Cloud”
is part of the action program “cloud computing” which was launched by
the BMWi together with its partners from industry and science in October

On behalf of all the partners of the project
Value4Cloud, Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar has received a research grant
recommendation as part of the technology program “Trusted Cloud” on the
Cebit in Hanover on the 1st of March 2011.

The objective of the funded project Value4Cloud is
research and development of the market-supporting value-added services
to support trust, legal compliance, quality, and the use of cloud
services. The integration of these value-added services in already
existing market places and information portals (e.g., BITKOM addresses both providers and users at small and
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany. This is for instance
achieved by structuring provided information, classification of cloud
services, services for quality evaluation of cloud services, services
for benchmarking cloud services, and trust supporting measures.

Suppliers are supported by design proposals for
developing legally compliant cloud services and open-service innovation.
In addition to the implementation and pilot tests of value-added
services, business, service, and operator models are developed.

Academic partners in the Value4Cloud project are
Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar (Fortiss, An-Institut der TU München), Prof. Dr.
Alexander Rossnagel (Universität Kassel), Prof. Dr. Jan Marco
Leimeister (Universität Kassel), and Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev (Universität

Furthermore, the development and wideranging
utilisation of the results are being acquired by the project partners
gate (Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum GmbH), SpaceNet AG and
further ten additional transfer partners in the project consortium.

In addition, the project has the objective to
transport the developed concepts, methods, models, and tools for
supporting trust, legal compliance, quality and the use of cloud
services at mid-sized German companies, with a broad impact in practice,
by participating in annual conventions and workshops.

Moreover, the results are incorporated in
information portals that are operated by project partners, certification
products, and cloud services for SMEs.

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