European Cloud service providers, Atos through Canopy its Cloud company, CGI, CloudSigma, EGI, Interoute, SixSq, The Server Labs and T-Systems, have agreed to support a new European Cloud Marketplace. The Helix Nebula Marketplace service will begin operations in May 2014. It builds on Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud Initiative, a pioneering partnership between big science and big business in Europe fostered by the European Commission and its Digital Agenda that charts the course towards the sustainable provision of cloud computing for science. The Helix Nebula Marketplace offers a European Cloud Marketplace service that is compliant with EU regulations and legislation through collaboration between commercial providers and public e-Infrastructures, including EGI and GÉANT.
Helix Nebula is found in iMentors' mapping e-infrastructure initiatives list.
iMentors is a e-infrastructure monitoring evaluation and tracking support system that has mostly to do with all e-infrastructure development projects of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a project co-funded by the European Commission's DG CONNECT under the 7th Framework Programme.
ISGTW international science grid this week, interviews Wolfgang Lengert, manager of two separate Earth-observation satellite missions at ESA, about the ‘Big data from space’ event that ESA hosted in June in Frascati, Italy.
The article, Helix Nebula – A European High Flyer in the 2013 Global Cloud Space, showcases success stories to date that are shaping the cloud space and tackling significant challenges in multi-vendor, multi-cloud interoperability.
The future for science in Europe is bright – and full of clouds! The International science grid this week covers the Helix Nebula partnership event which took place last week at the European Space Agency's ESRIN facility in Frascati, Italy.
Helix Nebula is No 8 in the Top Ten list of Cloud initiatives in 2012 of the HPC magazine. Helix Nebula is part of the list together with great initiatives for the cloud ecosystem launched in 2012 such as: Amazon web services, Open Cloud/ API initiatives and much more.