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IGE signs agreement with the European Grid Initiative

posted 7 Feb 2011, 03:24 by Unknown user   [ updated 1 Mar 2011, 02:18 by Matthias Hofmann ]

The Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE) and the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 20, 2011 at's headquarters in Amsterdam. The MoU formalises the continuing business relationship between the two institutions.

The MoU establishes that IGE will provide new technology components to the EGI’s software repository. Specific software provision details will be defined in the future, through Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The agreement was signed by Helmut Heller, project director of IGE, and Steven Newhouse, director of, on behalf of EGI.

“Building strong business relations with external technology providers is key to ensuring the long-term sustainability we want to offer to our stakeholders and users.”, says Newhouse.

IGE was the first technology provider to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, setting a landmark for the other projects in the DCI context.

“This agreement is a very important first step to support Globus users in Europe,” says Heller. “And we hope the first of many successful steps in the IGE-EGI collaboration,” he adds.