SSC offers IaaS services based on OpenStack. OpenStack is widely adopted both in academia and industry. This means that the solutions you develop based on SSC resources will be compatible with many commercial, public clouds.
A multi-site national cloud based on regions. SSC is made up of nationally distributed hardware, contributed as OpenStack Regions. Each region is hosted by one of the partner centers (HPC2N, UPPMAX, C3SE), and exposes own API endpoints. Hence, failure in one region should not affect services running in any other region. This provides for a flexible model for scaling resources, and as a user, you are able to develop highly resilient services by deploying resources across multiple regions. We have taken measures to standardize on e.g. instance types (flavors) and images so as a user, combining resources in multiple regions will be seamless.