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The Helix Nebula Initiative is a partnership between industry, space and science to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into a business environment. Today, the partnership counts over 40 public and private partners.

HN in the Press

CORDIS News - 11 July 2012. An EU-funded project that was set up to create a cloud computing market for the public sector in Europe and support the massive information technology (IT) requirements of European scientists has just announced the initial deployment of its first flagship applications in high energy physics, molecular biology and natural disaster risk management...

In the Wake of the Higgs Boson: Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud, Article by Wolfgang Gentzsch, HPC in the Cloud, July 9th 2012

CERN Press Release, 9 July 2012. "Helix Nebula – the science cloud", set up earlier this year to support the massive IT requirements of European scientists and create a cloud-computing market for the public sector in Europe, has today announced the initial deployment of its first flagship applications in high-energy physics, molecular biology and natural-disaster risk management...."

RAPID - PRESS RELEASE: Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, in her presentation of "A European Cloud strategy" at the Economic Council Symposium in Brussels on 25 June 2012, spoke of Helix-Nebula when discussing 'Cloud-Computing – Between growth opportunities and privacy'.

The European Commission just took another step towards a Cloud Active Europe with the signature of a grant agreement for Helix Nebula.

25 June 2012, Helix Nebula makes Europe become Cloud Active in Science, Digital Agenda for Europe

15 June 2012, Hurry up,CERN says EU data protection laws are hindering cloud adoption, TechWorld

4 June 2012, Hurry up, EU: CERN boffins need clouds to hunt Higgs boson, The Register.

29 May 2012, CERN on lookout for Helix Nebula participants at Cloud Computing World Forum, Real Wire

28 March 2012, Cloud Services in the European Public Sector – Moving Beyond Fragmented Adoption, Information Daily formerly eGovmonitor