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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.

Cloudscape VII, 9-10 March 2015, Brussels

Cloudscape VII: A smart and secure connected digital world

The connected digital economy is getting increasingly complicated. Cloud computing, big data and the future internet offers lots of new ways for businesses to stay ahead of their game but innovation is moving at a very fast pace. This innovation is at risk from cyberattacks, which are happening on an agile basis. We need to work together to become as agile and as fast as them.A key theme of Cloudscape was charting a common course of action on cyber security, by finding agreement on what makes cloud services trusted and secure in an increasingly mobile world. Big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) were also high on the agenda with time to value and time to embrace becoming increasingly important.

Robert Jenkins, CloudSigma CEO & Co-founder & Helix Nebula representative, presented the INFOaaS (Information As A Service) model being implementing for ESA and the importance of achieving good usability in order to gain wider adoption.


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.