CloudSigma Launches a strategic Partnership with the ICCLab at ZHAW establishing a “Joint Research and Education Agenda” in the field of Cloud Computing
Zurich, Switzerland – February 8, 2013 – CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced the launch of a joint effort between the ICC Lab, at the Zurich University of Applied Science, and CloudSigma establishing a “Joint Research and Education Agenda” in the field of cloud computing.
Cloud Computing is transforming the IT industry. It keeps constantly expanding and has grown up to a level which requires matching scientific initiatives and educational offers. That is why the ICC Lab at the Zurich University of Applied Science, and CloudSigma have united their efforts, experience, and expertise to produce a “Joint Research and Education Agenda”. The ICCLab is an established thought leader within many Cloud Computing research and innovation communities. CloudSigma, on the other hand perceives constant innovation and improved services as a founding principle on which it has built its business model.
The “Joint Research and Education Agenda” initiative between CloudSigma and the ICCLab is one of few of its kind in Switzerland where an academic institution with the right focus and strategy is engaging with one of the world’s leading cloud infrastructure service providers.
The joint initiative between CloudSigma and the ICCLab is to deliver four basic goals enumerated here:
To foster public uptake of our innovations by a wider ecosystem.
The “eco-system” is a network of institutions, communities, and people surrounding CloudSigma, ZHAW and the ICCLab, including in particular the European Union’s Framework Programme Research, Future Internet Public-Private Partnership activities and Swiss Cloud Computing stakeholders.
To generate strategic Intellectual Property (IPR).
The generation of strategic Intellectual Property (IPR) is defined as the process of development of technologies which are important for both CloudSigma and ZHAW/ICCLab based upon common and shared strategic research themes.
To transfer results beyond research and open source projects into the commercial market.
The eventual transfer of results is a top priority objective. It is to be achieved either internally via bilateral funding agreements or using external tools such as, for instance, the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation.
To gear the educational mission by transfer critical know-how to future generations of engineers.
Finally the initiative aims at delivering valuable knowledge to Bachelor and Masters students at ZHAW, and cloud computing stakeholders by transferring critical know-how by various, tailor-made educational measures.
The association between ZHAW (ICCLab) and CloudSigma will also bring benefits to CloudSigma customers. As a result of joint research and innovation, CloudSigma customers will be offered new and/or improved cloud services that will either help in creating richer and more valuable applications and/or facilitate reducing the costs of existing service offered by CloudSigma.
Generally, the “Joint Research and Education Agenda” is expected to help in eliminating many technology barriers by setting clear strategic research themes on one side, and understanding the needs of cloud providers on the other. From this perspective the initiative will aim at eliminating topics such as the lack of interoperability in clouds today, the lack of dependable cloud services and the absence of reliable cloud performance.
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as extend private networks out of existing infrastructure and elastically into CloudSigma’s IaaS cloud to create easy to manage and transparent hybrid cloud solutions. For more information, please visit www.CloudSigma.com or find the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
Meredith L. Eaton
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