• ruhr:HUB Experience Day 2018

    ruhr:HUB – Experience Day 2018

    “Cloud-, Edge-, Fog-Computing: What companies and users need to know”

    ….provides a comprehensive insight of experts into the state of knowledge and the expected future developments in medium-sized companies, international corporations and top-level EU research.

    At the end of the event there is the possibility for personal exchange.

    The Experience Day 2018 is a regional event in Duisburg, Germany. It takes place on March 13th and starts at 15:00 o’clock (CEST) – The following information for the event are provided in German.

    Have a look into our event-calendar!

  • COLA Project Meeting London

    From January 30th to the 1st of February the next COLA Project Meeting took place in London and was hosted by Dr. Tamas Kiss, Project Director of COLA, at the University of Westminster.

    Dr. Tamas Kiss (UoW) wit Anna Shevchenko (ScaleTolos) at the London Meeting

    The main goal of the meeting was to align the requirements of the use-case and application partners with the next iterations from the technical development teams.

    The event was opened by a welcome speech from Dr. Tamas Kiss providing an overview of the current status of the project’s work packages and the overall accomplishments already achieved. Following that, partners from all use-case and application teams gave presentations about current status of the use-cases and an outlook to upcoming tasks.

    The more than 20 partners attending the gathering achieved a comprehensive follow-up on the technical planning and integration and in preparing the next releases of Project COLA’s cloud computing orchestration platform MiCADO.

  • Success Story: MagOpt software tool cloudified by cloudSME

    Customized solution for Linz Center of Mechatronics is


    Through last year, cloudSME developed a cluster-on-demand portal for the Linz Center of Mechatronics to support their software with high performant computing power and the flexibility of cloud computing. The trial phase is getting to its end and the first trainings for the usage of the portal are planned – first end user of LCM are getting ready to improve their designs of drive systems supported by the power of cloud computing.

    MagOpt by LCM

    LCM offers a tool for the design and optimization of drive systems – in modern drive systems, there are a variety of parameters, from geometrical and material parameters to electrical variables for optimum control. MagOpt offers the possibility to automate the optimization process and decouple it from the simulation software.

    Ready to create your own succes story?

    Take the chance to cloudify your software with an European multi-cloud-platform and get in contact with us!

    Get to know your opportunities how to improve your software and business processes with customized solutions developed by our European team! We will be happy to show you the benefits of HPC on demand and cloud computing for your company.

    About LCM
    The Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM) was founded in 2001, its daily operations are research and development in the field of mechatronics. They deal with scientific research up to ready solutions and products, e.g. the software-tool SyMSpace. (www.lcm.at)

    Dr. Siegfried Silber
    Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH
    Tel.: +43 732 2468-6002

  • Student Associate for Content and Web Production – Job ad

    cloudSME is looking for a student associate that supports the content and web production (10-20hrs./week)


    cloudSME expects you to…

    • … have general interest in cloud computing, Software-as-a-Service & emerging technologies
    • … produce content and write texts with passion
    • … distribute content on websites and social media profiles
    • … be able to understand complex topics, elaborate, summarize and present it


    cloudSME provides you…

    • … above average compensation
    • … flexible timetable
    • … qualitative network including researcher, developer, companies and scientific managers
    • … interesting challenges in the framework of the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020
    • … space for personal development as well as future-oriented development of the startup



    Send your application to application@cloudsme.eu for the attention of Mr. Ocklenburg including:

    • CV + actual picture
    • School certificate
    • Evidence of your academic performance
    • Job references (if available)


    ABOUT cloudSME cloudSME was founded in 2016 – the cloudSME team includes right now 2 student associates of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science working in the areas of Marketing and Technical Project Support.
    Our core competencies extend from software defined middleware, cloud-services on demand and how to optimize business model’s trough digitalization to consulting in the areas of innovation and marketing. Additional to the support through the process, we ensure optimal and efficient resource consumption by providing a secure and scalable European multi-cloud platform. Software developer can rapidly prototype their software as well as to implement it. Software can be easily offered to end-user by deploying the software on the multi-cloud platform.

    cloudSME is core partner of the Innovation Actions Project COLA (Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application) and CloudiFacturing.

  • Next dimension of cloudification

    cloudSME is core partner of the new Innovation Action CloudiFacturing.

    Cloudification of Production Engineering for Predictive Digital Manufacturing

    Kick-off Meeting CloudiFacturing at IGD Fraunhofer in Darmstadt

    We are glad to announce that we are partner of the recently started Innovation Action CloudiFacturing that is funded with €8.7 million by the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation Programme and coordinated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Stork (IGD Fraunhofer in Darmstadt).

    To contribute to a new Innovation Action besides Project COLA is for us at cloudSME highly relevant. Our company is committed to the vision that the European economy and its SMEs can grow sustainable and benefit from each other in a framework like the Horizon 2020. cloudSME is responsible for the Work-Package No. 7 that deals with the Impact and Commercialization of CloudiFacturing.

    Innovation Action CloudiFacturing

    The mission of CloudiFacturing is to optimize production processes and producibility using Cloud/HPC-based modeling and simulation, leaveraging online factory data and advanced data analytics, thus contributing to the competitiveness and resource efficiency of manufacturing SMEs, ultimately fostering the vision of Factories 4.0 and the circular economy.

    A single point of access will conflate the cloud-based technology offerings of the startups clesgo and cloudSME. CloudiFacturings Digital Marketplace will support manufacturing SMEs to compute and solve CPU-intensive workflows that cannot be tackled without cloud and/or HPC technology. Consequently, SMEs can become more competitive by reducing development times for innovative products with better performance

    Open Calls of CloudiFacturing

    CloudiFacturing will empower over 60 European organizations (many of them being manufacturing SMEs) and will support about 20 cross-national application experiments that will primarily be selected via two Open Calls. Parties interested in the Open Calls can contact us from now on. The responsible person for the Application Experiments run in the Open Call scheme is Tamas Kiss from University of Westminster (T.Kiss@westminster.ac.uk).

    Project Coordinator:

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Stork
    Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
    Fraunhoferstraße 5
    64283 Darmstadt
    +49 6151 155 496


  • Associated partner of ruhrvalley

    We are glad to announce that cloudSME is associated partner of the ruhrvalley.
    Have a closer look at the ruhrvalley!

    The ruhrvalley is a R&D association for innovations that are useful for our society and is connected to companies and universities in the Ruhr area of Germany.
    cloudSME loves to support other innovations, startups, SMEs as well as the wealth of our society – that is the reason to invest into cooperation and partnerships.

    We are looking forward for a successful partnership and further development with the ruhrvalley.

  • Dynamic and safe in the cloud

    German startup cloudSME presents European Innovation Action COLA at the HANNOVER MESSE 2017

    European Innovation Action COLA (Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application – www.project-cola.eu) develops reference implementations of a generic and pluggable framework that supports the optimal, secure deployment and run-time orchestration of cloud applications on the cloudSME multi-cloud platform.

    cloudSME, one of the core partners of COLA, will demonstrate several use cases which illustrate the feasibility of COLA’s cloud technology in the areas of simulation based evacuation modelling,  and social and open data analysis to develop and improve public services.

    COLA’s objective is to develop a generic open-source toolkit, called MiCADO (Microservice-based Cloud Application-level Dynamic Orchestrator) that facilitates the automatic scalability of applications with improved security in the cloud.

    MiCADO Services enable a wide range of applications to auto-scale the resources needed in a dynamic and efficient way. The well-defined interfaces of MiCADO  facilitate its seamless integration into existing applications without major reengineering of the applications’ original code. MiCADO provides full control for its operators by automatically enforcing user-defined quality of service parameters. If needed, the application can scale its resources up or down to guarantee optimal execution and efficient resource utilization. MiCADO will enable application developers in the private and public sectors to create cloud-aware, adaptive and secure applications without getting lost in the low level details of cloud computing.

    cloudSME, a European startup and Competence Center for cloud-based HPC simulation, has developed a European cloud-based one-stop-shop solution to provide a scalable platform for small and large scale simulations. The cloudSME Simulation Platform is linked with more than 20 cloud infrastructures and HPC centers in Europe and supports end-user SMEs to utilize customized simulation applications in the form of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) based provision. Furthermore, simulation software providers and consulting companies have access to a PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) solution to quickly assemble custom simulation applications in the cloud for their clients. Simulations facilitate optimization and as a consequence enable companies to improve their competitiveness and enhance their workflows and services efficiently.

    cloudSME will attend the HANNOVER MESSE 2017 from the 24th to 28th April at hall 3, booth E02 with the COLA project and other projects of the European I4MS initiative.

  • German Press Release: Projekt COLA – Europäisches Forschungsprojekt zu skalierenden Cloud-Computing-Anwendungen startet

    Das Kickoff-Meeting des Projektes COLA (Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application) fand vom 25.- 27. Januar 2017 auf Einladung des Projektkoordinators Dr. Tamas Kiss von der University of Westminster in London statt. Es kamen 30 Vertreter von 11 KMUs und 3 Universitäten aus ganz Europa zusammen, um die strategische Entwicklung und Ziele von COLA zu diskutieren.

    COLA ist eine Innovation Action [Projekt ID: 731574], die durch Europäische Kommission im Rahmen des HORIZON2020 Programms über 30 Monate von Januar 2017 bis Juni 2019 gefördert wird.

    Cloud-Computing Services entwickeln sich schnell und der Mehrwert für öffentliche Institutionen und Unternehmen wird zunehmend deutlicher. Insbesondere KMUs (kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen) bietet sich dabei die Möglichkeit, per SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) auf Dienste von verschiedenen Anbietern zuzugreifen, anstatt selbst in Hardware, Software und dessen Wartung zu investieren. Cloud-Computing wird so bezahlbar, Sicherheitsbedenken und geringe Flexibilität verhindern jedoch oftmals noch einen breiteren Einsatz.

    Das neu gestartete Europäische Forschungsprojekt COLA entwickelt – basierend auf Open-Source Ansätzen – eine flexible Software-Architektur, um Cloud-Services skalierbar und sicher über Multi-Cloud-Plattformen zu nutzen. Das Forschungsprojekt COLA wird mittels einer offenen Software-Architektur an Anwendungsfällen demonstrieren, wie Cloud-Technologie in Bereichen wie Notfall-Evakuierungen, technischer Simulation und Modellierung und Analyse von öffentlichen Daten zum Einsatz kommen kann.

    Download der Pressemitteilung hier oder im Media Center mit Image Library.

  • Innovation Action “COLA” – cloudSME faces new challenges

    Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application (COLA)

    cloudSME faces new challenge in cooperation with 10 other SMEs and 3 Universities spread in Europe

    Nowadays cloud computing is more common and the need to use cloud computing in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as in public organizations rapidly increase. The additional value for SMEs is obvious – there is no longer the need to make large investments with long term operational costs, instead they can use cloud based services on demand to meet their needs effectively and cost efficient. On the other hand the take up of cloud computing by SMEs and the public sector is still relatively low due to limited application-level flexibility and also security concerns, the new project “COLA” aims to increase the security, usability and flexibility of cloud based services.

    The Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application (COLA) Innovation Action [project ID: 731574] aims to increase the adoption of cloud computing services by the above mentioned two strategic target communities, SMEs & public sector. Typical industry- and public- sector applications require resource scalability and efficient resource utilization in order to serve a variable number of customers with dynamic resource demands, and to suitably optimize resource consumption and costs.

    The overall objective of the COLA project is that by building on and extending current research results, it will define and provide a reference implementation of a generic and pluggable framework that supports the optimal and secure deployment and run-time orchestration of cloud applications.

    COLA will demonstrate the applicability and impact of the solution via large scale near operational level SME and public sector pilots and demonstrators, and will also define a clear pathway how the innovation can be delivered to the market. The Innovation Action “COLA” will start at January 1st and will run for 30 months.

    The “COLA” project is an Innovation Action, initiated by the European Commission and part of the Horizon2020. The project team of “COLA” includes 14 companies out of 6 different countries from Europe, including the United Kingdom, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and Germany. The coordinator of the “COLA” project is Dr. Tamas Kiss, University of Westminster (UK), the University of Westminster already coordinated the cloudSME FP7 research project.

    The University of Westminster (www.westminster.ac.uk) is a public research university in London, United Kingdom. Westminster’s academic activities are organised into seven faculties and schools, within which there are around 45 departments. The University of Westminster will be represented in the consortium by the Research Centre for Parallel Computing (CPC), a distinguished and recognised university research centre. The CPC has two missions. First, it is a centre of excellence in high-performance parallel computing. Second, it collaborates and supports research and industry communities and teams within and outside the University to create and run scientific and commercial applications on computing infrastructures.


  • Attend our free webinar on Software Integration With Docker on cloudSME

    Containers revolutionise the way, how server applications are being installed and run. This makes deployment extremely easy and fast. As Docker, which is the probably most famous and so far the best container solution, was enabled on the cloudSME platform, the publication of your software can be managed in the twinkling of an eye.

    This free webinar on 12 May will show you:

    • how Docker works on cloudSME
    • how easy the publication and operation of your software can be using the cloudSME platform
    • how easy software can be run on the cloudSME platform

    cloudSME offers a cloud service marketplace and management platform that enables your company to distribute web-based services in the field of Modeling and Simulation (MSaaS) and engineering (Industrie 4.0, IoT).

    If you’re interested in participating in the webinar, please register here.

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