Helix-Nebula Workshop: Business Models and Legal Aspects
- Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
The final session of the workshop looks at potential business for integrated e-infrastructures with commercial clouds and the legal and policy issues around scientific data in publicly-owned and private infrastructures. In addition, understanding the overall costs of e-Infrastructures and service provision is a prerequisite in planning long-term sustainability and any possible business model. A study that goes beyond a simple “cost per core hour” comparison by analysing qualitative differences in service between HTC and HPC e-Infrastructures and their closest commercial counterparts will also be presented. The expected outcome of this session includes a preliminary list of usage models for hybrid clouds and a possible identification of cost models as well as of scenarios to operate cloud services in current and changing regulatory environment. The workshop will close with an overall summary including agreements, open issues and actions.