Digital transformation is absolutely crucial to any organisation whether public or private. It is at the very core of the digital single market to ensure Europe reaps the socio-economic benefits of new technologies. Cloud computing has the potential to reduce IT expenditure and boost organisational agility while at the same time improving the scope for delivering flexible high-quality new services.
This document describes the experience of ten public sector organisations across Europe who have either carried out a process to procure cloud services, or are considering doing so. The experiences vary in terms of success and offer insights into how the procurement of cloud services is impacting on their current processes. Read more...
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.
The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative which aims to ease procurement by public sector bodies in departments of the United Kingdom Government. G-Cloud is part of a “cloud-first” policy encouraging the use of cloud services models over and above traditional computing services.