Pre-packaged applications on the cloud
We are pleased to announce that the Nectar Application Catalog is now available to all Research Cloud users, through the dashboard. The Nectar Application Catalog is powered by the Murano OpenStack project and provides a simple interface for deploying pre-packaged, cloud-ready applications.
Applications already available include R-Studio for statistical computing and graphics, Drupal for content management, Bio-Linux 8 – a bioinformatics workstation platform and lime survey for developing and administering surveys.
From the dashboard, you can browse available applications and quickly deploy them. Once deployed, you’ll have an instance ready to go with your application. If you select your keypair at deployment time, you’ll also have full SSH access to the instance, allowing infinite customisability to install any extra software or make changes to the environment.
If you’re interested in getting started, you can try the R-Studio application by following the step-by-step guide here.
Some of the applications available in the catalog currently are:
- Apache HTTP Server
- Duply Backups
- Lime Survey
- LAMP Stack
If you’re interested in publishing your own package, please get in touch with us via the NeCTAR helpdesk.