Based on the fruitful interactions between PICSE (Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe), Helix Nebula and SLALOM, HNSciCloud has made use of the results of SLALOM in the preparation of their 5,3M€ cloud service tender for the establishment of a European hybrid cloud platform, launched 21st of July (closure September 19, 2016). The purpose of the platform is to support the deployment of high-performance computing and big-data capabilities for scientific research.
In the tender, bidders are asked to position their SLAs with respect to ISO/IEC 19086, an emerging family of international standard to which SLALOM has contributed heavily. The SLALOM model builds and extends on this ISO standard and will be included in the HNSciCloud information package as good practice. SLALOM can serve to tendering organisations as an implementation example and source of guidance.
The HNSciCloud pre-commercial procurement tender covers R&D services relevant to the design, development and pilot use of an innovative platform to support hybrid cloud environments and is funded by ten of Europe’s top research organisations and by the European Commission.
There will be a Tender Information Day hosted by CERN in Geneva, Switzerland on 7 September 2016.
For further information: http://www.hnscicloud.eu/