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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.

D7.4 Information as a Service – Towards Value Co-Creation in a European Cloud Computing Platform Ecosystem

INFOaaS is subject to network effects as its value increases for each user as the number of users grows. The more data providers share data, the more complete the services will become. INFOaaS is a multisided platform ecosystem. This kind of ecosystems faces the lifecy-cle challenge of (1) fast implementation, (2) adoption, (3) scaling, and (4) competition. Those steps are applied to INFOaaS to provide a roadmap for lifecycle management.


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.