OpenStack is a set of open source software that provides a solution for deploying and managing cloud computing infrastructures.
Nova is one of the main components of OpenStack.
It offers a virtual machine service on demand.
You can access the platform via an API. Then manage VMs, containers and other types of resources useful for cloud computing.
For each project is assigned a set of resources (cores, memory, disk space, network). Then the user can use them to create and manage VMs.
The Nova project provides the establishements of Grenoble’s COMUE with a cloud computing infrastructure (IaaS). The initial funders are: CNRS, Grenoble INP, Inria, UGA, SIDES project. The platform is installed in the datacenter Grenoble.
To access Gricad’s cloud computing service: https://gricad-cloud.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/
For any use that does not require persistent hosting and storage over time.
Nova is not a classic hosting service ( with a web server, a database and an application).
For this, please turn to the WINTER services.