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January 2021

Backbone Services

Set-up of Helmholtz Backbone Connections

First Virtual Private Network (Helmholtz Backbone) connections have been set up and are in productive use.

Cloud Services

Top 10 of future Helmholtz Cloud Services

We are happy to announce that the group of the 10 most mature services has reached a maturity level of more than 80% - more than sufficient for them to be integrated into the Cloud Portal in the coming weeks. This top group includes services like GitLab (HZDR, FZJ), Nextcloud (HZB, KIT), Mattermost (HZDR), Rocket.Chat (FZJ) but also OpenStack (FZJ, KIT), JupyterHub (FZJ), Zammad (HZDR) and B2Share (FZJ).

Find more information of Initial Service Portfolio here.

February 2021

Cloud Services

Beta Version of Helmholtz Cloud Portal online

The Helmholtz Cloud Portal allows harmonized access to all Helmholtz Cloud services. It contains all necessary information to access the available services. The alpha version of the portal is planned to be available by end 2020 and the publicly accessible beta version is planned for February 2021.

March 2021

HIFIS Overall

Finish reporting for the first two years of HIFIS

After the ramp-up phase during the first year, the initial Cloud, Backbone and Software Services are expected to be in production by early 2021. We will report on the integration progress and impact of these services, especially with respect to user acceptance and added value for the scientific community.

April 2021

Cloud Services

Start evaluation of further Services

While the integration of the initial service portfolio will continue, the evaluation of further services will start. This process will presumably involve the review of service selection criteria, focusing on service usage and optimal user experience.

December 2021

Cloud Services

Cloud Service Process Manual

The cloud service portfolio process framework will be agreed upon and will be used for the maintenance and further strengthening of the service portfolio.


January 2022

Cloud Services

Review of Initial Cloud Service Portfolio

The initial set of cloud services will be reviewed. The results will enter the annual HIFIS report and further service portfolio maintenance.