The award decision for the first Call for Tender for Cloud Services (CLOUD I) was signed. The tender is the first decisive step for the European Commission towards the use of the Cloud for its own systems.
The Cloud will enable the Commission to follow the ceaseless pace of today's technological race among infrastructure providers where costs of storage, bandwidth and computing power are decreasing day by day while enabling at the same time innovative solutions for new challenges such as Big Data.
The Cloud for Europe tender for the joint pre-commercial procurement of research and development on cloud computing services is now closed. The purpose of the tender is to research and demonstrate solutions to overcome obstacles for the adoption of cloud computing by the public sector. A total of 29 economic operators from 11 countries submitted their bids. A variety of economic operators are involved: 45% represent SMEs, 24% large companies and 31% public research bodies. Here is the list of successful bidders...
A total of 29 economic operators from 11 countries (Italy, Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom – with some representing multinational corporations) submitted bids to the Cloud for Europe PCP tender.
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