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Apache CloudStack is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering that provides Virtual Machines (VMs) for University of Calgary researchers. It is part of Research Computing Services Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI).  This service will allow you to quickly deploy VMs to support your research projects.
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Apache CloudStack is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering that allows researchers to quickly deploy virtual machines for research projects. This service is part of Research Computing Services's Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) and is free for all University of Calgary researchers and principal investigators.
  
If you have need for a web site, a database, you wish to experiment with new software tools or you want to test out the latest release of a software package, then CloudStack can provide you with an environment to support your work.
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== Use cases ==
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CloudStack allows you to create virtual machines for a wide range of workloads and use cases, including:
  
There is no charge for the use of CloudStack.
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* Running a internal or public facing web site
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* Running a database
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* Experiment with new software tools
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* Test out the latest release of a software package
  
Not sure if you need a VM or a compute cluster? Is this the "Cloud"? Don't understand what we're talking about? Contact us at [mailto:support@hpc.ucalgary.ca support@hpc.ucalgary.ca] and we will assist you in using this service to support your research goals.
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Not sure if you need a virtual machine or a compute cluster? Is this the "Cloud"? Don't understand what we're talking about? Contact us at [mailto:support@hpc.ucalgary.ca support@hpc.ucalgary.ca] and we will assist you in using this service to support your research goals.
  
CloudStack is available now to any PI at the University of Calgary.
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== Getting access to CloudStack ==
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If you are a researcher or principal investigator, please review our [[CloudStack End User Agreement]] and then request a CloudStack account through [https://ucalgary.service-now.com/it?id=sc_cat_item&sys_id=e3c1d6e91be48554cca5ecefbd4bcb6c Service Now].
  
Requests to use CloudStack are done through [https://ucalgary.service-now.com/it?id=sc_cat_item&sys_id=e3c1d6e91be48554cca5ecefbd4bcb6c Service Now].
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Once your account is ready, please refer to the [[CloudStack User Guide]] for details on using CloudStack.
 
 
Please read the [[CloudStack End User Agreement]] before using this service.
 
 
 
Please refer to the [[CloudStack User Guide]] for details on using CloudStack.
 
  
 
==Note==
 
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Revision as of 19:39, 2 June 2022

Apache CloudStack is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering that allows researchers to quickly deploy virtual machines for research projects. This service is part of Research Computing Services's Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) and is free for all University of Calgary researchers and principal investigators.

Use cases

CloudStack allows you to create virtual machines for a wide range of workloads and use cases, including:

  • Running a internal or public facing web site
  • Running a database
  • Experiment with new software tools
  • Test out the latest release of a software package

Not sure if you need a virtual machine or a compute cluster? Is this the "Cloud"? Don't understand what we're talking about? Contact us at support@hpc.ucalgary.ca and we will assist you in using this service to support your research goals.

Getting access to CloudStack

If you are a researcher or principal investigator, please review our CloudStack End User Agreement and then request a CloudStack account through Service Now.

Once your account is ready, please refer to the CloudStack User Guide for details on using CloudStack.

Note

CloudStack is a research environment and is supported as such.

Researchers have a great degree of freedom in how they use CloudStack and they are solely responsible for maintaining any VMs they deploy. The expectation is that the owners of the VMs will be patching and doing other maintenance work on a regular basis. We will be more than happy to provide guidance on this process. Contact us at support@hpc.ucalgary.ca for details.