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FUB boasts a solid tradition of research and applied studies in the field of telecommunications and ICT, committed to a progressive interchange between pure and applied research.

In the future, FUB will develop projects to optimize the infrastructure systems in crucial fields, such as energy, health and mobility.

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FUB is therefore able to combine ICT research activities with public interest services for the protection of citizens.

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The mission of FUB also includes a strong commitment to education, participation and promotion of public debate with regard to technological innovation and industrial development in Italy.

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“CUMULUS” Research Project Investigates Certification Infrastructure for Multi-Layer Cloud Services

Rome, Italy – February 28th, 2013 – Eight partners from European science and industry have joined forces in the CUMULUS research project to investigate how in future cloud services can be made more secure and trustworthy for end users. Cloud computing is the use of hardware and software resources that are delivered as a service over a network. CUMULUS stands for “Certification infrastrUcture for MUlti-Layer cloUd Services”. The project name is related to the cumulus cloud type in meteorology, a cloud that can have noticeable vertical development. This is an analogy to the vertical structure of services in cloud computing, which security and trustworthiness shall be optimized and standardized in the CUMULUS project.