With cPouta you can quickly deploy self-administered infrastructure using a simple user interface. cPouta is based on the open source cloud software called OpenStack. Your data in cPouta is stored in Finland.

cPouta is a generic service which can be used for most tasks. You can use cPouta to build your own service, do a quick test, have a development platform, build a data processing pipeline, or any other purpose you can think of.

You can use the cPouta web interface through a web browser and through a set of APIs which allow programmatic management of resources. In order to access and use the service the users must have a CSC user account.

cPouta provides:

  • High performance computing with superior flexibility and user experience via Infrastructure as a Service
  • Accessing, using and managing virtualized infrastructure using a self-service model
  • Deploying resources such as virtual machines, storage and networks and having full control over them
  • Variety of resources: e.g. internet accessible virtual machines, block devices, virtual networks, floating IP addresses, high performance computing and GPUs

If you have sensitive data requirements, look into ePouta. For easier application deployment, look into Rahti.