Today the UberCloud announced a collaboration with EGI based on a shared vision to embrace distributed computing, storage and data related technologies. As a federation of more than 350 resource centers across 50 countries, EGI has a mission to enable innovation and new solutions for many scientific domains to conduct world-class research and achieve faster results.
UberCloud is a community and online marketplace for engineers and scientists to discover, try and buy computing resources and software on demand, with currently over 3,000 users and partners in 70 countries. Activities within the EGI/UberCloud collaboration will focus on:
- Establishing an EGI Store with service descriptions in the UberCloud marketplace
- Facilitating interaction with interested SMEs
- Identifying UberCloud application containers to run on EGI Federated Cloud
- Exchanging experience for outreach
EGI provides more than 40,000 users with both technical and human services, from compute, storage and data management, to consultancy and support. Partnerships with private companies such UberCloud play a key role in EGI’s strategy to deliver value to its academia and research sector stakeholders. EGI has a mandate to share the benefits of e-Infrastructure technology and services with industry, to support both new business users and developers, especially small and medium enterprises. To this effect, EGI has a business engagement program to support commercial partners, offering a framework for identifying areas of mutual benefit and formalizing relationships with commercial organizations. Collaboration can range from providing/accessing computing capacity, developing or integrating software products to sharing expertise and knowledge, market intelligence and promotion.