T-Systems is through to the next round of the competition for Europe's Science Cloud, as confirmed by CERN's award notice letter. In it, the lead institute in the Helix Nebula Consortium stated that the T-Systems' solution design concept was one of the three most economically advantageous proposals it had received.
The objective of the Helix Nebula Project: Hybrid usage of cloud resources which are to be available on an on-demand basis for 70 million researchers and scientists around Europe. Representing these people, the Helix Nebula Consortium is a group comprising ten of Europe's leading research institutes. The latest stage of the selection process took place at the end of March. Four consortiums were still in with a chance, and all four of them had to present their prototype solution designs in mid-March.