The Prior Information Notice of the HNSciCloud tender is out!
The HNSciCloud is a European pre-commercial procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Work Programme, which kicked-off in January 2016.
Driven by the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) commitment of leading research organisations from across Europe, HNSciCloud creates a competitive marketplace of innovative cloud services serving scientific users from a wide range of domains.
The marketplace builds on a hybrid cloud platform including commercial cloud service providers, publicly funded e-infrastructures and procurers’ in-house resources.
HNSciCloud will launch a tender call for innovative cloud services.
This PIN is to announce the Pre-Commercial Procurement Open Market Consultation (OMC) event, on 17 March 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland and early announcement of the HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) of a joint science cloud platform for the European research community. The cloud platform will combine several sub-challenges requiring a combination of services at the IaaS level integrated into an environment supporting the full life-cycle of science work-flows.
This PCP will develop a set of requirements for cloud services addressing the needs of a group of buyers from across Europe that serve multiple data-intensive research communities. The R&D services to be developed will need to be integrated with the resources in data centres operated by the buyers group and European-scale publicly funded e-Infrastructures using open source solutions to build a hybrid platform on which a competitive marketplace of European cloud players can develop their own services for a wider range of users beyond research and science.
For more information about HNSciCloud please download this presentation.