Accessing the ARDC Nectar Research Cloud

Watch this short video guide about Australia’s national research cloud and its cloud computing services and tools.

In this 2021 presentation, the ARDC’s Paul Coddington explains how Australia’s national federated research cloud works. The session addresses how to access ARDC Nectar Research Cloud and how ARDC-supported projects can use it. You can also download the presentation slides

What is Nectar?

The ARDC Nectar Research Cloud is Australia’s national research cloud, providing cloud computing services and tools to Australian researchers. It was launched in 2012 and is used by scientists and researchers throughout Australia, from their offices and homes.

Nectar provides Australia’s research community with fast, interactive, self-service access to large-scale computing infrastructure, software and data, and is a powerful platform for collaboration.  It also has its own Nectar support centre.