On the 2nd November 2016, the awards ceremony for the successful bidders of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud tender is taking place in Lyon, France, at the CC-IN2P3 (CNRS) premises, one of the main academic data centres in France and a procurer of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud (HNSciCloud).
Last week Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) launched a €5.3 million tender for the establishment of a European hybrid cloud platform. The purpose of the platform is to support the deployment of high-performance computing and big-data capabilities for scientific research.
With the rise of cloud computing, the consumption of ICT services is going through the same fundamental change that has occurred in many other markets and is now consumed as a utility. However, while cloud services continue to proliferate and evolve rapidly, institutional procurement processes and policies of many research organisations have not evolved at the same rate. They are therefore unsuitable for the on/demand model that comes with cloud computing.
New release of the "Procuring Cloud Services Today" report enriched with the following three additional case studies: Taking EU institutions to cloud service adoption through an open tender; Joint procurement for cloud brokerage services; A commons cloud credits business model to support and facilitate sharing and reuse of digital objects.
Interested in starting a Pre-Commercial Procurement or a Public Procurement of Innovation?
Ask the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement for a free consultancy!
The European Commission has re-opened the call for free eafip assistance, which allows the receiving of hands-on and tailored support in developing your own innovation procurement project (through PCP or PPI). In order to apply, fill out the form below before 17.04.2016:
This paper provides public sector organizations guidance on addressing common challenges with cloud computing services procurement and will reflect alignment with the Federal Government’s “Cloud First” policy per the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy.
Are you from Public Sector & Are you Procuring Cloud Services through a Tender Procedure? Then look no further as this newspiece covers all you need to know to get it right:
1. Get advice: wiz.picse.eu;
2. Learn from others: Procuring cloud services today report
3. Understand the cloud procurement process The PICSE Research Procurement Model report
4. Be aware of the barriers to overcome them Read the Cloud Procurement Barriers Report!
On 6th of October 2015 the European Court of Justice has declared invalid the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement that has governed EU data flows across the Atlantic for some fifteen years.
The Safe Harbor executive decision allows companies to self certify to provide “adequate protection” for the data of European users to comply with the European data protection directive, and with fundamental European rights such as the right to privacy (under Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights).