Key Innovative Outcomes

The SUNFISH platform rests on three pillars: security-by-design, flexibility and decentralisation. Blockchain is the corner stone of the solution and the key enabler to a fully decentralised, democratic governance. Thanks to the key idea of Service Ledger, which harnesses the power of blockchain and smart contracts, SUNFISH makes possible the creation of an innovative kind of distributed governance without trust. This is achievable through the interaction between blockchain technology and the SUNFISH FaaS – Federation-as-a-Service – solution. As a new approach to cloud federation, FaaS allows for a first-time decentralised governance, which endows clouds with trustless data integrity and availability guarantees. Such a solution can be flexibly adapted to the needs of participating clouds and partners in the federation by making use of existing identity-management components. The flexibility allows its users to collaborate and securely share their private cloud resources and it guarantees secure information sharing, provided by dynamic data masking as much as secure multiparty computation.

The cloud federation is intended to enable the management and optimisation of computing resources in a secure and compliant manner across the cloud federation to deliver business services for end users. SUNFISH has proven the potentials of blockchains, in delivering cyber security-by-design and trustless coalitions through the FaaS Solution.

SUNFISH has been developed to answer needs and requirements of Public Administrations, which, as demonstrated by SUNFISH use cases, acquire benefits that would not be easily fulfilled with other solutions.

The adoption of SUNFISH guarantees:

  • Optimised sharing of computational resources;
  • The use of advanced, secure by design, computational and data sharing services;
  • The enforcement of advanced security controls;
  • Increase services efficiency;
  • Increase security and lower risk of successful cyber-attacks;
  • Assurance of more data sharing across the public sector.

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