SEcure Networking for a DATa center cloud in Europe

Project Key Information

Project Status: Finished

Start Date: April 2016

End Date: March 2019

Budget (total): 25374 K€

Effort: 179,1 PY

Project-ID: C2015/3-1

Project Coordinator

Name: Rastin Pries / Marco Hoffmann

Company: NOKIA

Country: Germany

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Project Consortium

Nokia, Germany

Airbus Group Innovations, Germany

BISDN, Germany

Fraunhofer AISEC, Germany

genua GmbH, Germany

Infineon Technologies AG, DE, Germany

InfoSim GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Universität der Bundeswehr München IT-Systeme, Germany

Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

Technical University Braunschweig, Germany

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Technische Universität München – i8, Germany

Technische Universität München – LKN, Germany

Universität Würzburg, Germany

x-ion GmbH, Germany

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland

2NS – Second Nature Security Oy, Finland

Airbus DS Oy, Finland

Comiq Oy, Finland

Elisa Corporation, Finland

F-Secure Corporation, Finland

SSH Communications Security, Finland

Insta DefSec Oy, Finland

MPY, Finland

Softera, Finland


Large Data Centers (DCs) are forming the most important control centers of the Internet nowadays. Within DCs, business as well as private data is stored, edited, forwarded, and processed. Although current DCs have a huge computing power, massive storage capacities, and an enormous performance based on centrally stored data, they are located far away from the customer, use the network only for transport, and are mostly run by non-European companies. This leads to low flexibility, long delays to customers, and security concerns.

New application scenarios of our digital society such as Industrial Internet, mobile connected objects, Internet of Things, health applications, and especially 5G lead to a huge number of end devices and an enormous increase of traffic volume. The high demands on security, location awareness, service guarantees, flexibility, and latency require a convergence of telecommunication networks and IT as well as distributed data centers, which are placed close to the customers. Innovative approaches such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in combination with Software Defined Networking (SDN) are the basis for a secure, flexible, low latency, and locality-aware distributed data center approach to support the upcoming application scenarios.

Within the SENDATE-PLANETS project, all project partners together will design a network architecture and technologies for secure and flexible distributed data centers in close collaboration. The target is to develop security mechanisms for NFV/SDN networks as well as set up, develop, and optimize VNFs and their placement in distributed data centers.

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