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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.

HN in the Media

Article published in Forbes, May 7, 2014.
The article talks about the launch of the Helix Nebula Marketplace (

Interview with Robert Jenkins, CEO of CloudSigma, published in THENEWSTACK, May 7, 2014.

The article talks about the launch of the Helix Nebula Marketplace ( which will be held this month in Geneva, Switzerland on the 14 May 2014.

European Cloud service providers, Atos through Canopy its Cloud company, CGI, CloudSigma, EGI, Interoute, SixSq, The Server Labs and T-Systems, have agreed to support a new European Cloud Marketplace. The Helix Nebula Marketplace service will begin operations in May 2014. It builds on Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud Initiative, a pioneering partnership between big science and big business in Europe fostered by the European Commission and its Digital Agenda that charts the course towards the sustainable provision of cloud computing for science. The Helix Nebula Marketplace offers a European Cloud Marketplace service that is compliant with EU regulations and legislation through collaboration between commercial providers and public e-Infrastructures, including EGI and GÉANT.

Net-Cloud magazine gives you a glimpse of activities, policies and projects that have kept the European Commission busy throughout 2013 and that will continue to impact 2014 and H2020.

You can read about Helix Nebula in page 18 of the Net-Cloud magazine.

Helix Nebula mentioned in the European Cloud Partnership steering board press release along with their document “Establishing a Trusted Cloud Europe”.

Helix Nebula is found in iMentors' mapping e-infrastructure initiatives list.
iMentors is a e-infrastructure monitoring evaluation and tracking support system that has mostly to do with all e-infrastructure development projects of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a project co-funded by the European Commission's DG CONNECT under the 7th Framework Programme.

ISGTW international science grid this week, interviews Wolfgang Lengert, manager of two separate Earth-observation satellite missions at ESA, about the ‘Big data from space’ event that ESA hosted in June in Frascati, Italy.

The article "The Science Cloud Cometh" presents the Helix Nebula as an Infrastucture, an Open Software and Network Layers and makes references to its Scalability and Customization.

The article, Helix Nebula – A European High Flyer in the 2013 Global Cloud Space, showcases success stories to date that are shaping the cloud space and tackling significant challenges in multi-vendor, multi-cloud interoperability.

“The proof-of-concept deployment has been very successful” Ramon Medrano Llamas, the Experiment Support group in CERN's IT department speaking about the CERN-ATLAS flagship use-case