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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.


Q-Leap Networks is all about Linux clustering. Their Cluster OS Qlustar is a full-fledged platform to implement, manage and operate HPC/Storage/Cloud clusters with ease, starting from bare metal.

iNNOVO is able to provide newest processor technology through the HPC OpenStack platform to the science network.

Exoscale is an established and recognized Swiss player in the Infrastructure as a Service field since 2011.

​GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs).

​GÉANT connect over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe. Operating at speeds of up to 500Gbps, and offering unrivalled geographical coverage, GÉANT remains the most advanced research network in the world.

Prologue Group is a software editor and service provider in the fields of cloud computing, dematerialization, IP communications, virtualization, and application engineering.

DataCentred is a leading provider of next-generation data centre and open-source cloud computing services focusing on clients with big research data sets.  We combine colocation with powerful computer processing, advanced storage solutions and excellent network connectivity.

CloudEO AG, created in 2012 and based in Munich (Germany), brings data, software and processing power together within a secure and highly scalable Geo-Infrastructure to develop, produce and market geo-services.

The Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange (DBCE) is a vendor-neutral marketplace for cloud resources. DBCE was founded in May 2013 as a subsidiary of the Deutsche Börse Group and Zimory GmbH. In a predominantly proprietary and supplier-driven cloud market, the exchange of the DBCE provides more balance between supply and demand, along with efficiency in trading of resources. The resulting flexibility enables the players offering and seeking cloud computing to maximize the added value of their deliverables and services.


Cloudwatt is a Public Cloud Service Provider offering use cases like calculation and big data to help  the Helix-Nebula initiative at the most effective cost. Cloudwatt was created in 2012  (shareholder as of March 2015 : Orange). Cloudwatt is the french public cloud based on Openstack platform with a pay-per-use model, full secured and localized. Its mission is to provide a European alternative to cloud computing offerings, focusing on data localization, security, transparency, monitoring, reversibility, and associated cost.

Ultimum Technologies s.r.o. is a European provider of OpenStack-powered Infrastructure as a Service for public clouds, hosted private and on-site private cloud solutions in the CEE Region based in Prague, Czech Republic.