The structure is organized with the main aim of promoting appropriate initiatives in the field of ITC, including multidisciplinary research, both to support national efforts to align with national and European policies, strategies and requirements, and to develop products, applications and services with high applicability and high efficiency through addressing a wide range of users.
Cloud computing has as a general objective the modernization, development and efficiency of public services offered to citizens through a Cloud Computing infrastructure, which streamlines the acquisition and use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) at the level of public institutions, to increase the transparency of public institutions and facilitate interoperability between public electronic services.
The research component is provided by activities specific to optimizing the use of cloud resources; improving the cloud infrastructure management system, by introducing a billing infrastructure, optimized for the costs of operating resources in the Cloud; ensuring the security of privacy and security of data in the cloud; analysis, evaluation and optimization of cloud services.
The largest investment in infrastructure in the history of the institute was the realization of the ICIPRO project - Cloud type infrastructure for public institutions in Romania.
In 2016, ICIPRO became operational, with a data storage capacity of 340 TB, 144 server equipment and communication equipment (firewall, load-balancer, access switch, aggregation switch, L2 / L3 core switch). The functionalities offered by the ICIPRO project are: Cloud platform based on professional standards, secure and efficient infrastructure, hosting various information systems of public institutions, providing an interoperability platform (SOA) for the system of public institutions, user management and access rights on the platform for public bodies, hosting of public data, hosting of a digital library for various public documents (digitized public documents) delivered by various public administration institutions.
Starting with February 2021, the commercial capitalization of the Cloud Computing infrastructure ICIPRO was monetized by offering cloud computing services in the form of virtual machines at a monthly rate corresponding to several categories, technical assistance services and back-up services. Thus, ICI Bucharest provides IaaS type cloud computing services at competitive prices, through commercial contracts for providing IaaS type cloud services (Infrastructure As A Service) addressed to a wide area of users, both from the central and local administration environment, as well as for entities in the area of private companies.
IaaS cloud services (Infrastructure as a Service)
Cybersecurity operations are ensured by offering an easy to install integrated solution through a monthly subscription, providing 24/7/365 support, that allows both the increase the level of cybersecurity and fast reactions in situations of cyber attack. Periodic local area network vulnerability scanning services are also provided, which, in conjunction with support for the implementation of detailed (and not only) customized IT security policies, can also improve employee awareness and increase IT security of the client, at an almost symbolic cost compared to the range of services provided.
Areas of expertise
Relevant RDI projects