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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.


Cloudwatt is a Public Cloud Service Provider offering use cases like calculation and big data to help  the Helix-Nebula initiative at the most effective cost. Cloudwatt was created in 2012  (shareholder as of March 2015 : Orange). Cloudwatt is the french public cloud based on Openstack platform with a pay-per-use model, full secured and localized. Its mission is to provide a European alternative to cloud computing offerings, focusing on data localization, security, transparency, monitoring, reversibility, and associated cost.

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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.