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.
Dr Bob Jones, CERN & HNSciCloud & PICSE Coordinator, will be presenting a lecture on Building the European Open Science Cloud: Procuring cloud services in public research organisations as part of the Joint Research Centre Lunchtime Lectures.
On 19th of April 2016, the European Commission presented its blueprint for cloud-based services and world-class data infrastructure to ensure science, business and public services reap benefits of big data revolution.
Below an extract form the press release. The full press release is available here.
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.
Procurement of cloud services is the hot topic of the opening session of Cloudscape 2016. A Digital Single Market will enable better public procurement of cloud services in Europe by facilitating common definitions of requirements and increasing the potential for joint procurement across borders. Pooling common public requirements could bring higher efficiency, reduce costs and enable interoperability...
The European Open Science Cloud envisages a trusted, open environment for storing, sharing and re-using scientific data and results and supporting Open Science practices. How procurement practices, cloud contracts and SLAs affect the establishment of such environment? The PICSE (Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe) and SLALOM (Legal & open model terms for cloud SLA and contracts) H2020-funded projects have been working to answer this question...
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: