Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

The heiCLOUD allows the provisioning and usage of virtual IT infrastructure, e.g. :

  • Completely isolated, freely configurable virtual networks (routers, subnets, public IPv4 addresses).
  • Virtual machines (public or self-created images for Linux/Windows).
  • Flexible block and object storage (a few GiB to several hundred TiB possible).

A REST-based API is available for administration, which can be used with the help of a web interface (dashboard), various command-line interfaces (CLI) or directly via the corresponding programming interface.
Users can also request access to a management dashboard for managing Bills among other things.


IaaS for science and teaching - nationwide

By researchers for researchers.
heiCLOUD is available to all institutions of the University of Heidelberg as well as members of the DFN-Verein.

Freely manage IT resources by yourself

Resources can be created easily from the dashboard or via REST-API. For the operating system for your VMs you can choose between Windows, Linux or your own images.

High scalability

You can adjust and grow your cloud along with your demands. You will be billed transparently for time or resource usage.

High security standards and availability

heiCLOUD is hosted exclusively in the server rooms of the Heidelberg University campus and uses a redundant and highly available infrastructure.