Regularly, VSC users express the need for a more flexible environment with tailor-made software packages, interactive data analysis tools, workflow portals, data visualization or specific pre- and post processing packages.
The VSC Cloud component meets these requests by enabling ‘on-demand’ resources in a more flexible and cloud-like manner. Based on OpenStack, VSC Cloud offers Infrastructure as a Service capability for power users that can deploy resources such as virtual machines and storage systems, and adapt these to their scientific use case. The VSC Cloud component also offers a number of high-level services through a ready-to-use catalog of templates that makes it easy to set up databases or web servers.
The Launch of the VSC Cloud platform is expected for 2021Q1. For more information, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.