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Cloud for Europe PCP tender Results Announcement Ceremony and Certification Workshop, 10-11 September 2015, Rome, Italy

The Cloud for Europe PCP tender Results Announcement Ceremony will take place on the 10th of September 2015 in Rome, followed by a Certification Workshop on 11 September 2015. Both events are held as open public sessions and are hosted by Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale (AgID) and the Italian Ministry of Research, at Viale Liszt 21, Rome.

These events marks the conclusion of the first stage of the pre-commercial procurement of suppliers for research and development on cloud computing services for public administrations. The first results of the PCP tender are available on the Cloud for Europe website.

Results Announcement Ceremony, 10:30-15:00, Thursday, 10 September

An open public session focused on the status of the project with contributions from the procurers as well as from the successful supplier companies.

Certification Workshop, 09:00-13:00, Friday, 11 September
An open public session to address the certification requirements to provide assurance and mitigate uncertainties, such as security, privacy and vendor lock-in, which hamper the adoption of cloud services across Europe. See the recently published Cloud for Europe deliverable „D9.5 – Risk Analysis, certification and other measures“, available for download on the Cloud for Europe website (pdf, 1.5MB).

For further information about the event, please contact support@cowork.agid.gov.it or, to learn more about the Cloud for Europe project, please visit www.cloudforeurope.eu.

 

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.