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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 @ Clouds for Research and Education Workshop, 24-26 June 2014, Rome, Italy

The "Clouds for Research and Education Workshop" held 24-26 June 2014 in Rome, Italy was focused on providing a  better understanding how Cloud Computing may benefit businesses as well as supporting Cloud Specialists in their work.

Cloud Computing is a new field that interests both managers and IT professionals. The first will look for opportunities that may improve their ability to carry on and focus on their business, possibly with a lower investment and better scalability, compared to legacy solutions. They will basically look for the revolution in the front office or the business aspect of cloud computing; the latter will be more interested in the technical revolution of cloud computing, or the revolution in the back office, in the corporate datacenter or by using public cloud infrastructure.This workshop was aimed at meeting the needs of both by providing all the business information about cloud computing and the cloud technical essentials that are the starting point for the professional cloud level and certifications.

Helix Nebula was present with a presenation that brought to light the importance of brokering. The event organised by the Arab States Research and Education Network in cooperation with  EUMEDCONNECT3 Project, UK; GARR Consortium, Italy; IT Synergy, Egypt; CHAIN-REDS Project, Italy

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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.