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 this service, you need 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 through a self-service model
  • Full control over the resources you deploy (virtual machines, storage, and networks)
  • A variety of resources: internet-accessible virtual machines, block devices, virtual networks, floating IP addresses, high performance computing and GPUs, and so on

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