Presented at Cloud Computing Projects and Initiatives (CCPI'14).
The Future Internet is required to be fast, flexible and ever-responsive to demands from both humans and machines for access to content, apps and services relevant to the context and location of the user. The Future Internet is evolving as an Internet of services, things and infrastructure and the European Commission is supporting research projects that are contributing to its evolution. Among the others, VISION Cloud and Cloudwave are two interesting examples of how data can be managed in an effective way and how applications can adapt to the infrastructure, and the infrastructure to the services requested, in order to improve the overall quality of the service provided. From our experience in these two successful projects, we show in this paper how they try to address the challenges described above, providing an important boost to making the Future Internet vision concrete. We also discuss our view of the Future Internet where sensors, actuators and objects (both static and mobile) in general will be managed according to Cloud-based principles.