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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.


Akenes SA trading under Exoscale. Exoscale is an established and recognized Swiss player in the Infrastructure as a Service field since 2011. It features: A no-compromise service combining high-performing infrastructure and the flexibility expected from cloud-providers, a one-stop-shop approach combining basic infrastructure building blocks (compute resources, on-demand storage) with a marketplace of infrastructure services to help companies build and deliver faster, a Swiss owned and operated company providing a safe jurisdiction as well as proximity for EMEA customers and an attractive price point and a high degree of flexibility regarding billing approaches.

Exoscale believes that by using its unique API capabilities and fast provisioning response time (less than 30 seconds) in can greatly help the science community behind Helix Nebula. Furthermore, Exoscale also strives to look and support all orchestration and deployment technologies as the HNX marketplace is designed.

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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.