Members of the ReachOut Consortium

There are three partners in the ReachOut project. An academic research partner Fraunhofer Fokus, OW2 a strong dissemination partner and an independent software vendor, UShareSoft. Click on the logos to learn more about each of them.

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Fraunhofer - the coordinator of ReachOut - is the largest organisation for applied research in Europe. Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems representing Fraunhofer in the consortium is a recognised expert in testing and quality management issues including the cloud computing domain. It has a long history of successful leadership and contribution in European research projects. Administrative and financial management tasks will be supported by the expert staff of the Fraunhofer administrative department (Fraunhofer IZB) specialized in European projects.

A well established and recognized non-profit organization coordinating the largest independent open source infrastructure software community in Europe. Apart from that, OW2 contributes to the consortium with its world-class technical infrastructure, extensive experience in information sharing, outreach communication, business ecosystem building and conference organizing. OW2 has also a solid experience in leading dissemination and use cases for European research projects.

UShareSoft - providing UForge Platform to cloud providers and enterprises customers: UShareSoft helps cloud providers, enterprises and ISVs to deliver and manage applications for virtual data centres and public, private or hybrid clouds. UShareSoft’s UForge is an application automation and marketplace platform that lets customers build and maintain cloud server templates; migrate physical or virtual servers to the cloud or between clouds; and make applications easier to distribute and consume via a marketplace.