EASI-CLOUDS — Extendable Architecture and Service Infrastructure for Cloud-aware Software

Extendable Architecture and Service Infrastructure for Cloud-Aware Software” (EASI-CLOUDS) is a research project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It addresses the problem that the current development in cloud computing focuses on specialized platforms and applications and vendor-specific APIs causing a heterogeneous cloud landscape. The aim of EASI-CLOUDS is therefore to develop open standards for the interoperability between clouds. These standards will also benefit the scalability and availability as well as the collaboration and competition between cloud providers.

The developed components will form a modular and dynamic platform for cloud service developers extending the concept of service-oriented architectures (SOA) to cloud computing. The platform will provide scalable and portable cloud services like, for example, monitoring, billing and SLA management. The effectiveness of concept and components will be demonstrated in a prototype marketplace and a medical use case which involves the computation of MRI scans in the cloud.

Project Partners

  • Atos C-LAB (Coordinator)
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Fraunhofer FIRST
  • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • Orga Systems GmbH
  • ProSyst Software GmbH
  • Technische Universität Berlin – DAI Labor


EASI-CLOUDS is an international ITEA project that is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Germany.

Funding period: 12/2011 -- 11/2014


The EASI-CLOUDS projekt received the "Korea EUREKA Day Award" as well as the "ITEA Award of Excellence" in the category "Business Impact".


Dr. Lars Nagel