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Helmholtz Cloud Agent

In the Helmholtz Cloud, various heterogenous services are connected to the central cloud portal. While the cloud portal itself provides a well described ReST API, at least some of the services are located in an internal network, providing only limited access and/or functionality for the user and account management. In this case, there is need for a proxy which acts as mediator between the cloud portal and the service / service provider.

Solution: The Helmholtz Cloud Agent

The main tasks of the Helmholtz Cloud Agent (HCA) is the handling of accounts and some functionality to provide monitoring / reporting to the cloud portal or other future components of HIFIS.

Architecture and Implementation


The Helmholtz Cloud Agent and the overall architecture are currently under development. All specifications can change.

The currently envisioned over architecture is depicted here.


Exemplary Use Case: nubes

First specific implementations of use cases are currently being implemented for the HZB nubes service, and the DESY hosted cloud portal. The principle components are depicted as follows:


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