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The sky’s the limit for cloud computing

Article in International Grid this Week (iSGTW), March 5, 2014.

The article talks about the Cloudscape VI event which was held in Brussels, Belgium on 24-25 of February and where the Helix Nebula Production Platform  was presented for the first time.


...... The platform, which will be launched in the coming weeks, won the award for best position paper at Cloudscape VI. “It integrates with existing e-infrastructures to form a hybrid cloud marketplace and will reach out to Europe’s research communities,” says Jones. “It will take a hybrid approach to building on public and commercial assets to cover the entire scientific workflow, and will provide researchers with access to world class resources through a dynamic and sustainable marketplace, offering a broad range of services that are free at the point of use.”...........

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