Cloud computing, IaaS

CSC's Pouta cloud cervices

CSC's cloud computing platforms, cPouta and ePouta, offer high performance computing with superior flexibility and user experience via Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Video presenting CSC's Pouta Cloud Services.

CSC's Pouta Cloud Services are an ideal and cost-efficient computing solution for research and education. The computing needs can be related to scientific modeling and number crunching in various areas of science, such as life sciences, big data, astronomy, material sciences, earth sciences or financial analytics.

Secure cloud and data centers in Finland

Both cPouta and ePouta are secure and highly scalable. Using these services liberates our customers from managing their own hardware and data centers regardless whether they need the resources for an hour or a year. Our services are hosted in Finland, assuring that your data is safe in our data centers. The systems are connected to the high performance Funet network. Both platforms are available as a commercial service as well.

Each of these services provides the customer with full control over one or more virtual machines as well as storage. This provides a large degree of flexibility and thus a wider range of use cases compared to traditional high performance computing systems.

The cPouta service is available to any user with access to the computing services at CSC, while the ePouta service is primarily targeted to IT administrators of organizations.


Using cPouta, customers can quickly deploy self-administered servers using a simple user interface. cPouta can be used for research and educational purposes by Finnish universities and polytechnics for free.

More information about cPouta


In ePouta, security is taken onto a whole new level. ePouta customers have dedicated connections from their home networks directly to their ePouta servers. ePouta is ideal for organizations that require high performance, high security and a certified environment for sensitive data handling.

More information about ePouta

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The development of the Pouta platforms has been significantly aided by funding from the Glenna project.

"Pouta" in Finnish means dry weather and "poutapilvi" is a cloud on a sunny sky.