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
Research area:
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
Places and languages
  • World
  • English
Service Availability
Service phase
  • Production
Last Update
  • 15.08.2020

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