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Pouta Cloud Course
Date: 17.10.2017 9:00 - 17.10.2017 17:00
Location details: The event is organised at the CSC Training Facilities located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips are available.
Language: english-language
lecturers: Jukka Nousiainen Shubham Kapoor
  • 60 for-finnish-academics
  • 280 for-others
The fee covers all materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees.
The seats are filled in the registration order. If a cancellation is received five (5) business days prior to the course, the course fee will be refunded with the exception of a handling fee of 10 €. For no-shows and cancellations after the cut of date no refunds will be made. Registration can be transferred to someone else from the same organization without additional charge.

Payment can be made with electronic invoicing, credit card, or direct bank transfer. Note that for electronic invoicing you need the operator and e-invoicing address (OVT code) of your organization. Please also note that invoice reference is needed for electronic invoicing in your organization, so please have this available when registering.
Additional Information

This course will give a practical introduction to using CSC's cloud service cPouta.

cPouta cloud in short:

  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offering from CSC
  • Based on the open source OpenStack software
  • Allows running your own virtual machines on CSC's infrastructure
  • Allows full control of applications and operating system
  • Permits direct connection to the Internet, providing new collaboration opportunities
  • With great power comes greater responsibilities; users must manage and secure their servers. 

The cPouta cloud service is meant for all fields of science. It allows users to solve computational challenges by means which have not previously been possible to run on CSC's other systems. Some examples where the cPouta cloud service is especially suitable are research projects that require complex application stacks or applications with a browser based user interface.

The course will consist of lectures and hands-on exercises.


The Pouta Cloud services are highly technical. Basic linux usage and/or system administration skills are recommended.

Tuesday, October 17th
9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:00 Introduction to cloud computing
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Introduction to OpenStack
11:30-12:00 Tips for efficient use of the cloud environment
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Hands-on exercises
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:15 Troubleshooter: Interactive session to deal with open questions and specific problems