Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the combination of a science and research institution with a University in Germany. Funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the state of Baden-Württemberg KIT is leading in innovation, research and teaching with a staff of 10000 employees and 25000 students. KIT is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) operates the central computing centre of KIT to support the IT-demands of the various research Programmes within KIT and within the Helmholtz-Association of German research centres. It has solid experience in both, distributed computing infrastructures (DCIs) as well as identity management and security in DCIs. SCC developed and runs the largest German university cloud storage for sync-and-share, providing access to more than 350,000 students and 100,000 researchers. SCC provides 22 PB disk (+22 PB tape) storage to a diverse range of scientific experiments hosted at more than 130 institutes on site. 

SCC successfully participated in several European projects such as CrossGrid, Int.EU.grid, EUFORIA, EGEE-1, EGEE-2 and EGEE-3, EGI-Inspire and is currently contributing to EUDAT. SCC has coordinated the G-Eclipse project and currently coordinates MMM@HPC. Furthermore, SCC is founding member of the OpenCirrus Cloud Initiative.