The HNSciCloud Adopter Group
At the start of the project HNSciCloud took on-board an additional procurer, ESRF that together with the initial set of procurers, made a procurement commitment and contributed to the requirements definition phase by providing use-cases. The project then focused on preparing and executing the tender process. The consortium has promoted the objectives of the project to groups of research communities, organisations and ESFRI research infrastructures across Europe. A number of these organisations have shown interest in participating in the procurement group and this document proposes forming an ‘Early adopter group’ to expand the set of procurers.
HNSciCloud will establish an Early adopter group of research organisations that have expressed an interest in becoming procurers for the resulting services of the project. Early adopter group members will benefit from the results of the HNSciCloud project which will offer them advantages when compared to performing cloud service evaluations and procurements independently.
In this document the consortium proposes the key steps to establish an Early adopter group of research organisations that have expressed an interest in becoming procurers of the cloud services developed via the HNSciCloud project. It outlines the benefits for the stakeholders, the conditions under which this procurement could be undertaken and a set of key steps for its implementation. The appendices explain the procurement rules under which the services were developed, the Cloud Service Agreement under which access is provided and includes a template for Early adopters to describe their use-cases.