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Suppose you need to free space on your laptop, or you already have files stored in the cloud. In these situations, QIAGEN CLC Genomics Cloud computing software allows you to launch analyses from CLC Workbenches or CLC Servers for execution on AWS.
Submitting jobs to run on AWS from a QIAGEN CLC Workbench configured for access to a CLC Genomics Cloud computing setup is just as easy as submitting a job to run on your local machine. Simply select the option to submit to the cloud in the launch wizard.
Figure 1. The option to submit analyses to QIAGEN CLC Genomics Cloud will show up in the launch wizard, once QIAGEN CLC Cloud Module is licensed and installed and when an AWS connection is configured with account details supporting access to a CLC Genomics Cloud computing setup.
It’s easy to work with files in AWS S3 buckets. These are listed under the ‘Remote Files’ tab, placed just to the right of the ‘Navigation Area’ tab after QIAGEN CLC Cloud Module is installed. From this tab, you can browse data in AWS S3, upload CLC data and download the results of analyses run on your CLC Genomics Cloud to view in the Workbench.
Figure 2. After installation of QIAGEN CLC Cloud Module, the ‘Remote Files’ tab is available to the right of the ‘Navigation Area’.
QIAGEN CLC Genomics Cloud is a combination of AWS resources and QIAGEN CLC software that supports running analyses on AWS EC2 instances and storing results on AWS S3. Establishing the necessary infrastructure on AWS is simple using CloudFormation templates provided by QIAGEN. You are billed by AWS only for resources used when running jobs, for storing data and for downloading data from the cloud. No costs are associated with setting up the environment and there are no idle costs.