Bridging cloud computing innovation & Open Science. HNSciCloud booklet
After an Open Market Consultation held with 70 cloud providers, in July 2016 Helix Nebula Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) launched a pre-commercial procurement process to develop innovative solutions to create a Hybrid Cloud Platform, to serve scientists and engineers in many fields. 30 multinational companies, SMEs and public research submitted bids for the first tender phase. In November 2016, 4 Consortia were awarded contracts for the Design Phase. This was the very beginning of a competitive procurement process along which the consortia competed in a succession of phases. In March 2017 the HNSciCloud evaluation committee got under way with the 3 most promising consortia for the Prototype Phase, and one year later 2 consortia progressed to the Pilot phase.
HNSciCloud is now making available the deployed services to an expanded group of research organisations, taking advantage of the benefits of this large-scale joint procurement, contributing to the establishment of the EOSC.
HNSciCloud major achievements are collected in this booklet.