Today, we officially announced the launch of the Curoverse Cloud public beta program and the Curoverse Cluster pilot program. These are two great ways to use the Arvados open source platform for managing and processing genomic and other biomedical data.
Curoverse Cloud provides Arvados through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution running in the cloud. It only takes a moment to . With your account, you can upload up to 1 TB of data and use 100 hours of compute per month. (If you need more storage or compute capacity for your trial, feel free to ) You also have access to public data sets, including data from Harvard PGP and 1000 Genomes, so you can try the system even without uploading data. You’ll find a variety of pipelines that have already been implemented, and it’s easy to create your own pipelines. It will only take you a few minutes to sign up and run your first pipeline.
Curoverse Cluster supports running Arvados in your own data center with your own servers or on hyperconverged appliances we provide or on your own hardware. If you’re considering an on-premise deployment of Arvados, this pilot program is a great way to get started. It’s fully supported, and we’ll work with you every step of the way from planning to deployment to operation to evaluation. The Curoverse Cluster pilot program is already being rolled out at major institutions around the world.
Arvados is free and open source software. We don’t use proprietary software in our services. We simply make it easy for you to use Arvados in the cloud or in your datacenter. You can get involved with the open source project at , and you can download the code from . If you want to run a development version on your desktop, there is an option for that using Docker.
If you sign up for the beta, you’re guaranteed six months of free usage. We plan to start charging for Curoverse Cloud in the second half of 2015. We expect to offer highly competitive pricing including per pipeline run and predictable monthly subscriptions. For on-premise deployments, we’ll offer the Curoverse Operations Subscription, which is similar to Red Hat subscriptions. If you want a price quote before you try the beta, please
We look forward to hearing your feedback on the beta. Please don’t hesitate to suggest ideas for new features! Also, you can join our development team on if you have any questions. You can also contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.