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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.

CloudSigma AG

CloudSigma AG is a public Infrastructure‐as‐a‐Service (IaaS) provider offering a virtual data center product through a public cloud delivery mechanism. Its primary European location is in Zürich, Switzerland. CloudSigma has built a transparent and flexible utility style platform and approach which is disrupting the IaaS space. CloudSigma provides completely open software and networking layers allowing customers to run cloud servers with any operating system and full (sole) root control unmodified within its cloud. In the Helix Nebula project, CloudSigma lead activities on requirements.

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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.