Embassy Cloud

EMBL-EBI's OpenStack cloud infrastructure co-located with their global life-science data resources and bioinformatics services and tools.

Provided by:
EMBL-EBI, European Bioinformatics Institute
Scientific domain:
Biological Sciences
Dedicated for:
Researchers, Research organisations, Business, Research group, Providers
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Embassy Cloud users (tenants) have direct access to the EMBL-EBI data, services and compute. This is a practical and cost-effective alternative to replicating services and downloading vast, public datasets locally. Tenants can access their workspace from anywhere in the world, reducing the need for capital investments in hardware and related operational costs. We offer distinct advantages over commercial cloud services, most notably direct network access to public data and services and file access to EMBL-EBI’s public and managed-access datasets

Your workspace within the Embassy Cloud will have:

  1. A dedicated, secure, private, virtual data centre hosted within our OpenStack infrastructure;
  2. An allocation of CPU, RAM and storage resources for you to manage according to your project’s needs;
  3. Internal and external network configuration of your space, specified by you, with simple firewall and VPN functions;
  4. You take on full programmatic control and integration of your space;
  5. Your host organisation is solely in charge of the systems administration within your Embassy Cloud space;
  6. In addition to the public data sets, you can request access to specified internal EMBL-EBI data resources such as filesets or databases (e.g. ChEMBL, Ensembl, 1000 Genomes Project archive, Uniprot). Each request is evaluated by the resource owner
Scientific categorisation
Natural Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
    • Biological Sciences
Target users
  • Researchers
  • Research organisations
  • Business
  • Research group
  • Providers
Resource availability and languages
  • English
More about Embassy Cloud

The EOSC Portal is operated by the EOSC Enhance (Grant Agreement no. 871160), EOSC-hub (Grant Agreement no. 777536), and OpenAIRE-Advance (Grant Agreement no. 777541) projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.For a complete list of contributors, visit the About EOSC Portal