The Embassy Cloud provides a range of open data and open sources to be used by the bio-informaticians worldwide. By providing access to those services, the team established the Embassy Cloud as a means for people to bring their data analysis closer to this computing and data service infrastructure.
This enables researchers to avoid heavy downloads of data to their local infrastructure and to bring their analysis to where the data is located. Steven Newhouse explained that this is a fairly simple step forward for the researchers in the academic space to bring their analysis to the EMBL data and to enable them to perform the research that they want, using services that EMBL provides.
More information is available at ebi.ac.uk/services .