The hosting service of the e-Science infrastructure DARIAH-DE provides virtual maschines. These virtual maschines are particularly suited for the needs of humanities and cultural studies. The hosting of virtual maschines at DARIAH-DE is comparable with wellknown commercial cloud services. Here the computing and data service centers associated with DARIAH-DE provide their long lasting experiences.

The provisioning of virtual maschines (VMs) in DARIAH-DE comprises:

  • Access to VMs with preinstalled and configured operating system
  • VMs for testing as well as production services
  • High-end resources (computing power, memory, network)
  • Basic configuration of the systems (firewall, etc.)
  • Integration into the DARIAH-DE monitoring
  • Backup of file systems


The underlying infrastructure is provided by one of Germany's leading data and computing centers:

  • Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbh Göttingen (GWDG)


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