The heiCLOUD is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform that is specifically tailored to the needs of higher education institutions and research facilities.

Using a dashboard, researchers can create and manage cloud-based IT resources such as virtual machines, storage, or network components. While buying physical hardware may take up a lot of time and resources, virtual IT infrastructure can be set up with a few clicks, and can be customized to fit the individual needs of a specific research project.

All heiCLOUD data is securely stored at the URZ server rooms and can be accessed through the X-WiN research and education network. heiCLOUD use is either charged by time or by resource consumption.

If you would like to use heiCLOUD, have any questions about the service or would like to get to know the pricing model, please contact the heiCLOUD team via heicloud@uni-heidelberg.de or visit heicloud.uni-heidelberg.de.


  • IaaS für die Wissenschaft
    Von Forscher/innen für Forscher/innen.
  • IT-Ressourcen selbst verwalten
    Via Dashboard oder REST-API.
  • Stabile und schnelle Anbindung
    Über das Wissenschaftsnetz X-WiN.
  • Hohe Verfügbarkeit
    Ausnahmslos redundante Infrastruktur.
  • Hohe Sicherheitsstandards
    Serverräume auf dem Heidelberger Campus
  • Hohe Skalierbarkeit
    Die Cloud wächst mit den Bedürfnissen.
  • Open-Source
    Basierend auf OpenStack.
  • Frei wählbare VM-Betriebssysteme
    Windows, Linux, BSD, eigene Images.
  • Transparente Abrechnung
    Nach Zeit- oder Ressourcenverbrauch.
  • Verfügbar im Deutschen Forschungsnetz
    Für Forschung und Lehre bundesweit.

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