PRAIM CSI: A solution to bring order and improve the "user-experience"
In the context of could computing, today there are a variety of platforms and services offered by multiple providers (VMware, Citrix, Amazon, Google ...) to users who access these services through a "thin client" and often find themselves having to deal with the peculiar idiosyncrasies imposed by these suppliers in terms of security, access and fruition, research and service classification.
PRAIM-CSI project, a collaboration between Praim Srl (www.praim.com) and the research center CREATE-NET (www.create-net.org), wants to find a solution that will provide a level of cross -technology and cross-vendor integration through an integrated and single interface ("unified user-experience") that is independent of the technology used and / or the service provider.
Two are the most innovative aspects that PRAIM CSI want to pursue:
• a mechanism for Single Sign-On (SSO) to cloud service that allows users to access all the resources and services that are enabled through a single authentication step.
• a data model that allows to "classify" in a general way and not tied to individual vendors, applications offered by "Service Provider" , making it uniform and intuitive the visualization, search and management.
The project PRAIM CSI ended last September with the creation of a working prototype, which in the future will be further developed and improved by extending the functionality to cover a broader range of cloud service providers and to expand the supply of Praim Srl.