What is SimpleVM?

SimpleVM streamlines the launch of single Virtual Machines (VMs). It takes care of the network setup, SSH access and other tasks like e.g. volume mounts and provides the user with quick access to the machine. Once you have configured your VM to your liking e.g. by installing software, it can be shared simply by creating a snapshot and providing this snapshot to other users.

What are typical use cases?

  • Tools and Pipelines – SimpleVM is a quick way to get up and running with your tools and pipelines in the cloud.
  • Remote Desktop – Launch your own Desktop in the cloud (e.g. Guacamole) and be able to run programs with graphical user interfaces in addition to the command-line.

Why should you choose SimpleVM as your de.NBI Cloud project type?


Ease of Use – SimpleVM lets you start and stop VMs with a few clicks which means that there is no additional configuration necessary.


Flat Learning Curve – If you want to use SimpleVM you don’t have to learn about resource management, like network configurations or storage management. No background knowledge in Cloud Computing is necessary.


Remote Desktop – If you don’t want to use SimpleVM via terminal you can easily connect to your VM using a Remote Desktop.

If you want to compare our SimpleVM project type with our other project types, look here.