Cloud Compute

IaaS Service providers documentation

This documentation covers how to join the EGI Cloud federation (also known as Federated Cloud or FedCloud) as a provider.  If you are interested in joining please first contact EGI at, expressing interest and providing few details about:

  • the projects you may be involved in as a cloud provider
  • the user communities you want to support (i.e. Virtual Organisations or VOs). You can also support the ’long-tail of science’ through the VO
  • the technologies (Cloud Management platforms) you want to provide
  • details on the current status of your deployment (to be installed or already installed, already used or not, how it is used, who uses the services, etc).

Integration of cloud stacks into EGI FedCloud follows a well-defined path, depending on the particularities of the cloud stack in question. By integration, we refer to the proper interoperation with EGI infrastructure services such as accounting, monitoring, authentication and authorisation, etc. These configurations make your site discoverable and usable by the communities you wish to support, and allow EGI to support you in operational and technical matters.

The series of actions that needs to be taken to achieve Cloud integration is summarised below:

  1. Registration and certification of the site as a Federated Resource Centre. Briefly a site parses several intermediate stages - Registered, Candidate, Uncertified - until fully Certified.
  2. Requirements - hardware and software, network configuration
  3. Registration of endpoints in the Configuration Database (GOCDB), a service provided by EGI as a central registry to record information about the EGI Infrastructure topology and which contains general information about all participating sites
  4. Authentication and Authorization Integration (AAI), including the setup of an ops local project that will be used for monitoring your site
  5. Accounting configuration
  6. Installation validation

If at any time you experience technical difficulties or need support, please open a ticket. Dedicated integration sessions are available also on request.

Next topics:

Requirements for integration


Integration with OpenStack

GOCDB Registration

Registration of service endpoints in GOCDB

Installation Validation

Validate your installation


Frequently Asked Questions