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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.


This document reports on the activities carried out in Helix Nebula, during the first year of the project, to investigate, identify and analyse interoperability and integration concerns between publicly funded e-Infrastructures and commercial cloud providers. The report has been structured around interoperability levels as described in the European Interoperability Framework and it also includes a specific analysis concerning different business cases and operational scenarios of interoperating service architectures.

This “D4.2 Cloud Provisioning: case histories of decisions taken” report focuses on the Demand side requirements and Supply side offerings, thus far in the project to document it for further developments. It presents methods implemented for matching requirements to possible supply combinations in each flagship use-case and the workflow for “on-boarding” a use case onto a required set of services.

This report provides an Initial Evaluation of the three Proof of Concept deployments, held in the first half of 2012, based on the Success Criteria defined as part of Work Pack age 5. The three flagship applications selected for the Proof of Concept cover a varying number of Use Cases. Each flagship presented differing challenges for the Cloud Service providers during the migration of the application to the cloud infrastructure.

2nd Helix Nebula Workshop on Interoperability among e-‐Infrastructures and Commercial Clouds, Sergio Andreozzi, Strategy and Policy Manager,

2nd Helix Nebula Workshop on Interoperability among e-‐Infrastructures  and  Commercial Clouds, Sergio Andreozzi, Strategy  and Policy Manager,

Presentation by Carmela Asero,

Presentation by Robert Jenkins, CEO, CloudSigma