Today the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) launched a Federated Cloud service tailored for European researchers. Built on the experience of supporting scientists’ IT needs for over ten years, EGI’s Federated Cloud provides researchers with a flexible, scalable, standards-based cloud infrastructure that includes support and expertise provided by EGI and its partners.
Our collaboration with EGI has been very successful,” said Federico Ruggieri, Project Director for CHAIN-REDS. “Their use of open standards is key and the interoperability between the Federated Cloud and our cloud testbed has opened up many new possibilities for collaborations between researchers from all over the world.”
The Federated Cloud pools resources and services provided by various partners, both public and private, and offers them through a single point of contact. Through this unique set up, the cloud offers:
- Access to advanced compute capabilities for their research
- Virtualised resources to run any environment they choose
- Support services to ensure applications run as efficiently as possible
The Federated Cloud pools resources and the expertise of 19 countries around Europe including: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, the Republic of Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Any European researcher can start using the Federated Cloud today.