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Europe’s Leading Public-Private Partnership for Cloud

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.

Helix Nebula on Digital Agenda for Europe

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

The European Commission just took another step towards a Cloud Active Europe with the signature of a grant agreement for Helix Nebula. The Commission is giving €1.8 million in funding to this initiative which will develop cloud services in the scientific domain by partnering main research infrastructures in Europe (CERN, EMBL and ESA) with main stakeholders in the industry (e.g. Atos, T-systems, etc). The Commission's grant will support moving flagship applications (Atlas HEP, Genomic Assembly in the Cloud and Supersites Exploitation Platform) to the cloud, while identifying business opportunities for cloud services for the scientific community.

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HELIX NEBULA PARTNERSHIP

Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between leading IT providers and four of Europe’s biggest research centres, CERN, EMBL, ESA and PIC, charting a course towards sustainable cloud services for the research communities - the Science Cloud.