R&D Project


PaaSword: security and data protection in the cloud

Security and data protection issues are a significant barrier to wider use of cloud platforms. PaaSword focused on reducing those barriers by providing trusted, secure storage on cloud services. It was used for encryption, advanced policy-based placement and context-aware access control to realize secure, trusted cloud storage.

SixSq used SlipStream as a “Platform as a Service” to demonstrate how the project’s storage components could be deployed easily as part of a larger, web-based application. On one hand, SlipStream was a use case for the project, but SixSq also enhanced SlipStream with features to facilitate the implementation and use of PaaSword storage components.

Funding PaaSword was funded through the European Commission’s H2020 programme under grant agreement 644814. SixSq was supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI under contract number 15.0047.

Duration: 36 Months (ended December 2017)

Partners: 10 lead by CAS

Goal for SixSq: Main contribution was bringing a use case for deployment of applications needing secure storage to the cloud. Integration of project software into SlipStream Platform as a Service feature set. SlipStream was the forerunner to Nuvla.io.

More R&D Projects


5G-EMERGE; solutions for the satellite-enabled 5G media market

Learn more


ACES; Autopoietic Cognitive Edge-cloud Services

Learn more


CYCLONE: dynamic multi-cloud application management

Learn more