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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.


Presentation by Rupert Lueck, Head of IT Services, EMBL Heidelberg

NORDUNet 2012, Oslo 18th-20th September, presentetion by  Maryline Lengert, ESA

Presentation by Bob Jones, Head of openlab IT dept CERN at the ISC 2012

Presentation by Rupert Lueck, Head of IT Services, EMBL at the  ISC Cloud ’12 Mannheim, 24 September 2012

Presentation and Paper presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2014, in Vienna, Austria

This report will focus on the activities and outcomes of work package 3 with regard to the gathering of infrastructure and service requirements. We aim to document the learning process and summarise our findings and improvements to the process. The objective was to use the knowledge and experience of both the participating research organisations and commercial cloud service providers to develop a requirements framework that would address the technical and non-technical expectations of the demand-side and the capabilities of the supply-side.

This document provides a synthesis and analysis of business models for the further development of the Helix Nebula initiative resulting in seven potential business models with and without specific broker roles. Overarching and specific broker roles are required to manage the Helix Nebula ecosystem more effectively as bilateral communications cause higher risks and costs. The description of the roles and the business models follow a defined qualitative framework incorporating amongst others abstract costs, margins and risk assessment criteria.