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Helix Nebula Science Cloud - Helix Nebula Science Cloud

  • Public-Private Initiative
  • Federation
Last updated: 2021-10-20 12:25

Solutions Developed / Used

The Helix Nebula Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) hybrid cloud platform links together commercial cloud service providers and publicly funded research organisations’ in-house IT resources via the GEANT network to provide innovative solutions supporting data intensive science.

Description

Keywords
  • Federation
Cloud Delivery Model
  • IaaS
Cloud Deployment Model
  • Hybrid
Specific Domains Targeted
  • Science and Research

Stakeholders


    Academic/Research Organisations
  • France
    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS (France)
  • Switzerland
    EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH (Switzerland)
  • Italy
    ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE (Italy) (Italy)
  • Germany
    KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE (Germany)
  • United Kingdom
    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (United Kingdom)
  • Germany
    STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY (Germany) (Germany)
  • United Kingdom
    UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (United Kingdom)
  • Industry
  • Netherlands
    SURFSARA BV (Netherlands) (Netherlands)
  • United Kingdom
    TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED (United Kingdom)


Overall Budget
  • €5,383,332.00

⭐ Good Practice Description

Helix Nebula (HN) is a partnership between industry, space agencies, and science with the goal to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into a business environment.

Success Factors

Business Success

HN Science Cloud is widely seen as a success. It has triggered a re-evaluation of ‘owned’ research IT infrastructure, triggering growing use of cloud-based tools in research.

Technology Innovation

The Helix Nebula experience is quite unique but can be considered a good practice because it enabled research organizations to overcome barriers to innovation adoption through innovative collaboration and pre-commercial procurement.

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