OPTIMIS Toolkit Year 2 version is now available for download!

The new version of the OPTIMIS Toolkit software has been released.  You can now try this version of the software by registering and joining the TEST Program by clicking at the link below:


This software is the result of the EU funded project called OPTIMIS (Optimized Infrastructure Services) where IRI is in charge of all the legal issues involved.

One of the key value propositions of the OPTIMIS Toolkit is that helps service providers to make informed decisions regarding the most suitable deployment venues across any kind of cloud environments e.g. federation, hybrid, private, etc.,  supporting end-to-end security and compliance with data protection and green legislation.

If you want to have a clear understanding about what OPTIMS does, we invite you to read the new version of the OPTIMIS white paper which is available at the link below:


E-Book in Spanish about Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing

The electronic version of the 2nd. Book in Spanish about Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing titled: „Aspectos legales de la computacion en la nube: seguridad de datos y derechos sobre los mismos“ is ready and available online.

This second volume focuses on security aspects and ownership rights in cloud computing environments taking into account the experience and the main outcomes of the European funded project called OPTIMIS http://www.optimis-project.eu/
For further questions about the book please contact Marcelo Corrales (corrales@iri.uni-hannover.de)

E-health and Cloud

The recent projection for a rise in medical cost is driving health care providers towards using cloud computing. This is gathering momentum, and e-health has been projected to be the next big step for cloud computing.  This shift from the tradition setting where health care providers used to own and manage their IT resources to a whole sale outsourcing of such services is being driven by the perceived advantages of moving to the cloud. In Germany for instance, some estimate that over a period of five years, cloud computing could generate over €200 billion in economic benefits, and 800,000 jobs.  Others believe that moving IT resources to the cloud could save an organisation about a third of its IT budget. However, some skeptics argue that despite these enticing statistics, it is not yet ripe to move certain sensitive or critical applications to the cloud. This is because of the volatile nature of the infrastructure and attendant risks in such innovative technology. Both from legal and ethical perspective, privacy and data security of such deployed data cannot be guaranteed. E-health applications are included in such critical applications, ranging from electronic health records to those that monitor vital signs in real time.


Zweites spanisches Buch über Cloud-Computing erschienen

Das zweite von Prof. Forgó und seinen Mitarbeitern Benno Barnitzke und Marcelo Corrales geschriebene Buch über die rechtlichen Aspekte des Cloud-Computing: Datensicherheit und Eigentumsrechte „Aspectos Legales de la Computación en la Nube: seguridad de datos y derechos de propiedad sobre los mismos“ ist im Albremática-Verlag (Buenos Aires, Argentinien), erschienen. Weiterlesen