Galaxy is available in several different ways.
You can install your own local instance of Galaxy. See Get Galaxy for details on how to do this.
Alternatively, you can run a full-fledged Galaxy installation using a Docker Image.
Another option is to install Galaxy on the Cloud. Cloud is a virtual computational infrastructure provided by vendors that can be rented and scaled as needed. The Galaxy Project also developed and supports CloudMan, a software package that provides a common interface to different cloud infrastructures.
Get a dedicated server pre-configured with a fully operational Galaxy instance. SlipStream Galaxy minimizes the IT burden of running and maintaining your own local instance with pre-installed analysis tools, pre-loaded datasets, automatic software updates, and a high-performance infrastructure designed to handle computationally intensive analysis tasks. Visit the SlipStream Appliance: Galaxy Edition website for pricing and other details.
Your choices depends upon your needs. Here are the options depending on what you need:
|Your data sets are moderately sized||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||?|
|Your computational requirements are moderate||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||?|
|You want to share your Galaxy objects with others||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||?|
|All needed tools are installed on Main.||Yes||?||Yes||Yes||?|
|Your data sets are very large||No||?||Yes||Yes||?|
|Your computational requirements are very large||No||?||Yes||Yes||?|
|You have absolute data security requirements||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||?|
|No network transfer of data||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|