Enabling smart usage and integration of resources in complex systems

The OFFIS Institute for Information Technology (OFeV), an associated institute of the University of Oldenburg in Germany, conducts application-oriented research and development. Its core business lies in acting as the interface between research and industry. The research group Smart Resource Integration (SRI) deals with the use of ICT technology and methods for smart usage and integration of resources in complex systems. It then furthers its research by converting scientific expertise into prototypes, which are then developed by commercial companies and institutions at the highest international level.

OFFIS has developed a Security as a Service for the CLARUS solution to allow a secure migration and deployment of applications in a heterogeneous environment. It is based on virtualisation as well as on heterogeneous and secure container migration techniques that are combined and extended. The technique can also be applied in other domains, such as the energy market where several meter applications might run in parallel on dedicated gateway devices and where data and applications are exchanged in the cloud.