We have been using the de.NBI cloud from its very beginning to deploy and test the cloud-native application stack developed in the H2020 EU project https://PhenoMeNal-H2020.eu/ .
If you have the de.NBI cloud access, you can install a complete kubernetes cluster with pre-configured containers for the data processing and analysis pipelines for molecular phenotype data generated by metabolomics applications with a few clicks.
We are using different instance sizes, from small test installations to larger ones to crunch through some large-scale metabolomics data sets with our containerised workloads. Scaling up in case of peak usage, e.g. in a training event, works like a charm. We can even deploy and test the application stack at different de.NBI cloud sites and demonstrate that our deployments are site-agnostic.
In the future, we are going to use the de.NBI cloud even more. Our current and upcoming bioinformatics developments are now aiming to be cloud-native from the beginning. The friendly people behind the de.NBI cloud have been instrumental in this conversion, and we also benefitted from the cloud training events organised by de.NBI.