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Pouta cloud services
With Pouta services, you can can take control of your IT infrastructure, manage it in a flexible fashion, and automate it as you require. You can launch and manage virtual machines, deploy storage, and create networks for your needs. This infrastructure can be used for anything you need or can imagine.
Using cPouta, you can quickly deploy self-administered infrastructure using a simple user interface. The virtual machines can be accessible online if needed. If you have need for virtual machines or other infrastructure services, and you don't have sensitive data requirements, cPouta might suit your needs.
ePouta is a service that is similar to cPouta, but is mainly recommended for sensitive data processing. With ePouta you can also flexibly scale the IT infrastructure within your organizational networks.
Video presenting CSC's Pouta cloud services.
Rahti container cloud service
Rahti makes the deployment of applications a breeze. This is a higher level service than Pouta services, and Rahti automatically takes care of a lot of the lower level management, so that you don't have to.
Like cPouta, Rahti is a generic platform that can run many different kinds of applications from web servers and databases to complex scientific software stacks and data analysis pipelines. However, in contrast to cPouta where you manage infrastructure like virtual machines and networks, in Rahti you manage applications directly. You can think of it as a big computer where you launch applications, whereas cPouta is like a data center where you add your own computers.
If you want to run a web application or host a web site, Rahti will likely be the platform for you. It comes with a lot of the most common features needed for web-based applications.
Here are some example use cases that Rahti is suited for:
- Hosting an interactive web application or just a regular web site
- Pre-packaging a complex application like Apache Spark and making it easy for others to run their own instance of that application
"Pouta" in Finnish means dry weather and "poutapilvi" is a cloud on a sunny sky.