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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.

Helix Nebula @ the 2013 European Cloud Computing Conference, 7 March, Brussels

T-Systems and CloudSigma represented Helix Nebula at the European Cloud Computing Conference.

Following the release of the European Cloud Computing Strategy by Vice President Kroes, in September 2012, the 2nd Annual European Cloud Computing Conference 2013 provided a platform to hear from the key policymakers and stakeholders involved in this field.  The conference discussed further the opportunities offered by the technology and examine the necessary steps to be undertaken so that Europe can fully take advantage of the benefits provided by the Cloud while continuing to protect European businesses and citizens interest.
The conference assesed the plans outlined in the Strategy, analysed the barriers to a successful implementation of the proposed measures, and finally look into various solutions to overcome the remaining challenges to maximize the potential of Cloud Computing in Europe.


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.