CyVerse Professional Services
CyVerse offers a suite of services for institutions seeking to deploy CyVerse's cyberinfrastructure locally. With a secure, shared data management and computing environment with increased speed and performance, a local installation can better support your members' research and teaching needs for:
- Security compliance (e.g., HIPAA, ITAR, ISO, etc.)
- Federation with local and commercial cloud and high-performance computing
- Integration with local user identity management systems
Our professional services include installation, maintenance, and training for local installations of CyVerse.
Because CyVerse fully supports open source practices, you can access all of our open source infrastructure code and architecture diagrams on Github.
Read how institutions like CyVerse Austria have installed their own local CyVerse or view this video:
Why Your Organization Needs Its Own CyVerse
- You control data access, user privacy, and more. CyVerse seamlessly handles large amounts of data, and a local installation enables you to set site-specific data security restrictions such as for GDPR or institutional considerations.
- You are able to allocate compute resources depending on need or availability of on-premises resources.
- End-to-end services from user accounts and support, to data curation, to analysis workflows and application hosting as well as access to the US premiere research computing services (XSEDE/ACCESS) for high performance and high throughput computing over fast Internet2.
- Avoid unexpected bills from commercial cloud when CyVerse maintains your community data without expensive hosting or ingress and egress fees.
- You have a centralized research platform for collaboration and teaching where teams, groups, and classes can easily share data, software applications, analysis tools, and results.
- You can define Integrated Development Environments like RStudio or JupyterLab to meet the needs of your lab or class and take the pain out of versioning and configuration errors.
Institutional Deployment, Maintenance, and Training
Most components of the CyVerse cyberinfrastructure can be deployed at individual institutions. Institutions choose to do this to strengthen their local compute resources, provide flexible data storage, and give their constituents a platform on which to conduct research, collaborate, and teach courses and workshops.
There are different degrees to which an institution can deploy CyVerse infrastructure, and while any combination of services is possible, a typical installation consists of the CyVerse Data Store (data management), Discovery Environment (analysis), and Cloud Native Services (cloud-based analysis, continuous integration, and app development).
- Integration with your institution’s own local hardware; authentication, user identity management and security systems; and computational, cloud, and data storage resources.
- Hands-on training for your system administrators, developers, researchers, scientists, and educators, customizable based on the needs of your institution or department.
Maintenance and Technical Support
CyVerse offers maintenance and technical support contracts for institutions who want to keep up-to-date with CyVerse software and have access to on-demand help.
- Infrastructure updates include software services, technology, security, and the user interface.
- Other services offered include developer time for specific customizations and feature requests, integration of tools for scientific analyses, integration with new local resources (like a new HPC system), and additional technical support to meet your emerging needs.
CyVerse offers customized training to ensure your institution makes the most of your local CyVerse deployment. These post-installation engagements include dedicated support personnel and access to specialized training for:
System administrators and developers
- Connect to new hardware
- Integrate research apps and tools
- Additional training for maintaining the installation
- Share and visualize data, computational analyses, and results
- Connect to community data sets and other shared resources
- Enable best practices for reproducible open science
- Develop consistent sandbox environments for classes
- Run courses using cutting-edge platforms (e.g., RStudio, JupyterLab, containers)
- Teach informatics skills using a uniform, accessible computational environment