The Helix Nebula Marketplace is a European Cloud Marketplace service that is compliant with EU regulations and legislation, created through collaboration between commercial providers and public e-Infrastructures, including the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) and the pan-European research and education network (GÉANT). The marketplace is open to new cloud providers that are able to participate competitively in line with European regulations and with a suitable quality of service.
Recognising the increased industry investment in cloud technology, Deutsche Börse has decided to use its market expertise to reduce cloud adoption hurdles by developing a vendor-neutral marketplace for IaaS resources. Founded in May 2013, Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange (DBCE) aims to establish a secure, transparent and liquid spot market for IaaS resources. The exchange is planned to go live in April 2015.