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Online Storage

Store, share and access your files and their metadata on a global scale

Online Storage allows you to store data in a reliable and high-quality environment and share it across distributed teams.


Online Storage

Our online storage service is designed to provide you with a high-quality environment to store your data and share it with distributed teams.
Your data can be accessed through different standards.

Main features

Here are three service offerings and key benefits of our Online Storage service:

  • Block Storage: Our block-level storage is the perfect solution for durable data that doesn’t need to be shared beside a single virtual machine (VM). This means you can attach our block storage to your VMs as volumes, making it easy to access your data whenever you need it.
  • Grid Storage: Our file storage for High Throughput Compute (HTC) and/or High-Performance Compute (HPC) scenarios is perfect for those who need to store and access large amounts of data quickly. With our grid storage, you won’t have to worry about latency or downtime, ensuring that you can access your data when you need it most.
  • Object Storage: Our object storage is ideal for cloud-native applications, archiving, or when data is shared between different VMs or multiple steps of processing workflows. With our object storage, you can store and access data structures easily and efficiently.

TRL 9: Actual system proven in operational environment.

EGI and EMSO ERIC: Partners in environmental data excellence

EMSO ERIC stands at the forefront of addressing the critical need for curated data and top-notch services in the realm of environmental research.
Scientists, industries, institutions, and policymakers all benefit from its mission to deliver scientific data that drives the formulation of impactful environmental policies.
Central to EMSO ERIC’s success is its scalable and flexible data platform, meticulously designed to cater to a wide range of disciplines. In this remarkable endeavour, EGI plays a vital role, operating key EMSO ERIC services, notably the data portal, which has garnered thousands of visits from users across different countries. At the core of this infrastructure lies the EGI Online Storage and EGI Cloud Compute services, empowering EMSO ERIC with 1.2TB of RAM and 10TB of block storage, backed by 512GB of RAM and 600GB HDD for reliable data backup. This robust support facilitates seamless data ingestion, consolidation, processing, and archiving, while harmonising data management architectures across distributed EMSO nodes.

Get started

Request access

Submit a request via the EGI marketplace. Our support team will get back to you.

Consultancy & Support

Are you wondering if this service can help solving your challenges? Are you a user and seek support?


With Online Storage, you can address these challenges:
Interactive computing

Data analytics and visualisation with Jupyter Notebooks. EGI Solution.

Batch computing

Fully managed batch processing in the EGI Infrastructure. EGI Solution.

Data Spaces

Learn about EGI’s role in enabling Data Spaces to support digital transformation. EGI Solution.

Data Federation

Unified data access across distributed data providers. EGI Solution.

Service hosting

Scale-up domain-specific web hosting solutions on the EGI Federated Cloud. EGI Solution.


Success Stories

How our community uses Online Storage
TerraDue Earth Observation
Collaboratively advancing Earth Science via advanced computing resources

Advancing Earth Science Collaboratively. EGI Case Study.


Our providers

This service is offered by providers of both the EGI Federated Cloud Platform and the EGI HTC Platform.


This service is co-funded by the European Commission.

Service documentation

Instructions, manuals and community resources

This documentation focuses on using the service.

Service providers documentation

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