Putting the cloud user in control
Trust is essential to wider uptake of cloud services but it can only come from solid mechanisms that ensure greater control over the security and privacy of the user’s data. Confidentiality and privacy are still major concerns when it comes to moving to the cloud. Many organisations are also reluctant to outsource sensitive data due to lack of control over its storage and management. What's more, it is also increasingly important to protect business assets from vulnerabilities or attacks and ensure that applications continue to operate and provide a good level of service even during an attack.
CLARUS is all about improving trust in cloud computing and securely unlocking sensitive data to enable new and better cloud services. CLARUS is developing a secure framework for storing and processing data outsourced to the cloud so end-users can monitor, audit and control their stored data while gaining the cost-saving benefits and capacity that cloud services bring.
CLARUS is paving the way towards more transparent, standardised, auditable and controllable cloud services, benefitting both consumers and providers of cloud services.
How will you benefit?
As a potential cloud customers from business or public and government administrations, you will not only gain efficiencies and cost savings but also be able to deliver new and better services while retaining full control over any potentially sensitive data you outsource to the cloud.
As a cloud service provider, you will benefit from the CLARUS trust-enabling solution and from greater market potential through a much broader spectrum of potential cloud users.