Ranked 20th in the 2011 QS World University Rankings, The University of Edinburgh is one of the UK and Europe’s top research-led universities. Established in 1990, EPCC is the University’s High-Performance and Novel Computing Centre. EPCC provides a wide variety of services to academia and industry including: application design, development and re-engineering; performance optimisation; distributed computing consultancy and solutions; facilities access; data integration and data mining consultancy. Its 70 staff, most educated to post-graduate degree level, are committed to the solution of real world problems. EPCC currently manages the UK’s national high-performance computing service HECToR, plus a number of smaller services and more experimental systems, notably including its own BonFIRE testbed. The organisation plays a leading role in many large EC projects including BonFIRE, HPC-Europa2, EUDAT and PRACE, and also in the EUTIST-IMV/M, EGEE and DEISA projects in the past. EPCC has an international reputation in the area of software services and architectures. It was the coordinator of the NextGRID IP, developing the Architecture for Next Generation Grids; and of ADMIRE, which delivered powerful, easy-to-use technology for extracting information and knowledge from all kinds of data-intensive environments. It also led the data management aspects of the BEinGRID IP, which piloted the use of Grid and Cloud technologies for industry. EPCC is currently the Scientific Co-ordinator of the BonFIRE project, which designs and runs the multi-cloud testbed that ECO2Clouds will use.