Cloud & App
Service subject to cost assessment
In addition to its network infrastructure, GARR operates a computing and storage infrastructure, on top of which the GARR Cloud Platform is developed. Through this platform, the research and education community can access on-demand, shared and flexible resources, thus reducing infrastructure costs without any loss of security and data confidentiality, and with the guarantee that their data are hosted within national borders.
GARR Cloud Platform currently provides three types of service: virtual machines, virtual data centres (a collection of resources that an administrator can manage as if it were their own data centre) and PaaS cloud applications (that is, the ability to install and use one-click applications). GARR manages its cloud with a federated approach: organisations connected to GARR network can participate actively by providing resources or skills.
GARRbox GARRbox is a personal cloud storage service for file storage and sharing. It is an alternative to commercial services (such as Dropbox, Google Drive or SugarSync) designed specifically for the Italian research and education community. It enables data synchronization between different devices, such as PCs, tablets and smartphones, and the collaboration and sharing of resources with other users and work groups. Thanks to the IDEM Federation, access is controlled and verified. Resources are guaranteed over time and there are no unilateral changes to the agreements. Data are not sold to third parties and are kept within national borders ensuring full compliance with the Italian laws on privacy, copyright and resilience.
The IdP in the Cloud service gives the possibility to host the Identity Provider of an organisation on the GARR Cloud platform. Thanks to this service, the organisation will be able to manage the digital identities of its users without managing with the underlying technological aspects. Depending on the needs of the organisation, it is possible to have only the Identity Provider to access the IDEM Federation or also a user
management system (LDAP Server)