EGI Federated Cloud
The EGI Federated Cloud is a seamless grid of academic private clouds and virtualised resources, built around open standards and focusing on the requirements of the scientific community.
The Federated Cloud is targeted at researchers and research communities that need to access digital resources on a flexible environment, using common standards to support their data- and computing intensive experiments.
When using EGI Federated Cloud resources, researchers and research communities can count on:
- Total control over deployed applications
- Elastic resource consumption based on real need
- Immediately processed workloads – no more waiting time
- An extended e-Infrastructure across resource providers in Europe
- Service performance scaled with elastic resource consumption
EGi Federated Cloud intends to solve specific compatibility problems that researchers have migrating between Resource Centres in search of larger capacity. Researchers are usually confronted with the decision of abandoning the migration or investing in the re-development of their application or interface for the new environment.
Resource Centres benefit from EGI Federated Cloud, as they can offer their computing resources to a broader base of research-users. Ultimately, a more effective usage of the available resources benefits not only research community but also European society as a whole.