Press release: Europe and Brazil to step up co-operation on cloud computing at Cloudscape Brazil 2015

November 2015

Cloud computing has moved from a concept just for techies to a real enabler for businesses and organisations across the public sector, but to truly benefit we need to keep investing in this technology.

Cloudscape Brazil, 1-2 December 2015, is a premium forum for discussing co-operation success stories on cloud and high performance computing between Europe and Brazil and helping to shape future policies. High on the agenda is using these technologies  to increase jobs and economic growth between the two regions. The Ministry of Planning and the Ministry of Communications of Brazil will open the works, confirming the strategic importance of cloud computing within the Brazilian economic agenda, with the European Union being the biggest foreign investor in Brazil and first trading partner.

The Cloudscape Brazil 2015 agenda promises key insights on existing cloud strategies and new opportunities fo co-operation. Among the delegates are RNP, the Brazilian Research and Education Network, SERPRO, the largest state-owned IT company in Brazil, and big players in the market like Microsoft and IBM. But it doesn't stop here, Cloudscape Brazil will also shine the spotlight on small firms and university spinoffs.

The agenda features interactive panel debates and lightning talks on how to transform research results into profitable business with cloud computing, in Europe, in Brazil, as well as cross-regional stories, future research priorities and policies.

Funded EU-Brazilian initiatives, such as EUBrazilCloudConnect, the event organiser, will present the results of its co-operation on cloud and HPC solutions, demonstrating how researchers, public authorities and the healthcare sector can more effectively address different social challenges. New comers such as the Futebol, HP4C, SecureCloud and EUBRABig-Sea project and EUBrasilCloudFORUM initiatives, approved under the last collaborative EU-BR call for ICT and ready to start, will also present their plans to establish cross-continental collaborative platforms for scientific or policy usage.

"Konsultex has implemented several private cloud solutions since 2010 based on the open source Xen hypervisor that give our customers competitive advantages. Our experience in this field can help other companies learn how they can also benefit from this technology."

Miguel Koren O'Brien de Lacy

Konsultex Informatica, São Paulo, Brazil

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