CloudWatch Project

Introduction to the CloudWatch Project

CloudWatch will also draw on key issues, disseminate best practices on model contract terms, foster a multi-stakeholder dialogue and facilitate the emergence and use of standard contracts. Thus, raise awareness of the benefits of cloud computing to major stakeholder groups: enterprises, especially SMEs; governments and public authorities; research and education institutions.


  • Drive awareness and adoption of cloud computing in Europe, supporting the European digital market. It provides independent and practical information, helping users in all sectors understand and evaluate the benefits of cloud computing.
  • Build on its extensive partner networked community, broadening consensus on the most relevant standards for interoperable services and solutions, as well as fair and transparent certification schemes for cloud services.
  • A sustainable platform, with an increasing focus on SMEs and services coming from European research and innovation investments. The service catalogue will promote new open-source, interoperable services developed by European initiatives, helping to transform the way they typically communicate their results.

Funding Scheme

CloudWatch is an EU FP7 project.


The CloudWatch project ran from October 2013 – September 2015.

Consortium Composition

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CloudWatch Project Deliverables

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Cloud Security Alliance Role in CloudWatch Project

  • Develop a compliance service testbed based on realistic requirements gathered from CSA’s membership.
  • Provide input to compliance requirements and controls via our Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) and through input from CSA’s membership.
  • Provide input to certification specification and recommendation via CSA’s Open Certification Framework (OCF) and participation in the FP7 project CUMULUS.
  • Contribute to dissemination via CSA’s global series of conferences and membership.
  • Contribute to exploitation via CSA’s membership.

CloudWatch Project News

CloudLightning Conference @ NC4 2017 - 11 April, Dublin

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017 - 10:00 The CloudLightning Project welcomes all to its first CloudLightning Conference, held in conjunction with the National Conference in Cloud Computing and Commerce (NC4). 11 April 2017 –DCU Business School, Dublin City University.

3 Workshops at Cloud Security Expo – Strategically Plan your adoption of Cloud Services

Friday, 10 March, 2017 - 17:45 CloudWATCH2 will have an active role on Cloud Security Expo 2017 by organising and supporting 3 workshops, on 15th March, at South Gallery Suite SG25, for SMEs, Public Authorities and R&D initiatives to strategically plan their use of cloud services, while increasing benefits, lowering...

For borderless Cloud Computing between Europe and Brazil

Friday, 3 March, 2017 - 19:45 In order to exploit the full potential of cloud computing, it is essential to find international solutions, reducing the barriers that exist when cloud services are traded over national boundaries. The most critical areas relate to data privacy and security, cybercrime and data portability....

Cloud infrastructure market up 49%, intensifying global data center competition

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017 - 12:00 In Q4 2016, the worldwide cloud infrastructure services market showed an annual growth of 49% according to a Canalys report.

CloudWATCH2 Virtual Interoperability Plugfest - March 17, 2017

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017 - 10:45 CloudWATCH2 project is pleased to announce a Virtual Interoperability Plugfest that will be held Friday, March 17, 2017.

CyberWISER Light: protecting small firms in the digital economy

Monday, 6 February, 2017 - 17:15 CyberWISER Light is part of the suite of tools offered via the CloudWATCH hub FREE of charge, designed to improve the cyber security posture of any business.

Cloud Computing: An agent for ICT energy efficiency

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 - 12:45 The IT energy crisis is upon us. Information and communication technologies (ICT) account for 8-10% of the European Union’s electricity consumption and up to 4% of its carbon emissions! So what role can have cloud computing on the quest for greater energy efficiency, you...

How CloudWATCH2 and CLARUS are mapping cloud standards for a clearer and trusted cloud market

Monday, 30 January, 2017 - 12:15 CLARUS is an EC project using an interoperability by design approach by investigating the use of open standards in the architecture design and in the implementation of the CLARUS components.

Call for papers at workshop on Security and Dependability of Multi-Domain Infrastructures

Thursday, 26 January, 2017 - 09:30 Submissions of papers are solicited for the Workshop on Security and Dependability of Multi-Domain Infrastructures that will take place on April 23, 2017, in Belgrade, Serbia, co-located with EuroSys 2017.

Stakeholder workshop for the European Catalogue of ICT Procurement Standards

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 - 09:45 The European Commission has organised an event "Improving the public procurement of digital solutions at the technical level" on technical procurement on the 24th of January 2017 in Brussels.