Rapid Access Cloud

Rapid Access Cloud

Cloud computing holds the potential to help Alberta researchers and IT entrepreneurs compete internationally.

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Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud provides free cloud computing resources for up to one year to Alberta-based academics, researchers, non-profits and small to medium sized organizations that are not covered by the national DAIR program.

It is intended to:

  • Reduce the time it takes small and medium-sized enterprises to prototype, test and validate new ideas and bring products to market
  • Help researchers compete more effectively
  • Provide a staging ground for businesses to learn about running services in the cloud before moving to a commercial platform

Use Cases



A Minecraft world lets K-12 students simulate the life of pioneers.



Researchers developed a social media app that measures video and photo views on Facebook.


The Exhibition

A short animated film that was rendered in the cloud.

Interested in finding out more? Contact Cybera’s projects team