The signature of this agreement is one step in the implementation of the Digital Agenda for Europe, which calls for the further development of e-Infrastructures and the establishment of an EU strategy for cloud computing for government and science.
Helix Nebula as a cloud partnership for science launched under the e-Infrastructures activity of FP7, is a forerunner of the forthcoming Integrated Cloud Computing Strategy for the European Union expected to be adopted by mid-July and in particular is complementary to the European Cloud Partnership to promote public sector take-up of cloud services that was announced by Neelie Kroes in Davos.
Digital Agenda for Europe
Digital Agenda Cloud Computing home page
European Cloud Partnership
European Commission policy on e-infrastructures