NeCTAR has partnered with Australian universities and research institutions to create a national cloud for Australian researchers
The Nectar Cloud empowers researchers with new self-service abilities to publish research data, share knowledge and rapidly deploy and access software applications without the burden of operating their own computer servers.
A federated research cloud is here
Computing and computer power has long been an important part of an Australian researcher’s way of working. Located at at eight different organisations (node sites) around Australia, yet operating as one cloud system, the NeCTAR Research Cloud is a federated effort and believed to be a world-first.
The cloud supports the increasingly collaborative nature of Australian research. It is a secure platform to respond rapidly to new developments, access computer power from a single server to thousands of servers and share computational results with national and international collaboration partners.