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EOSC activities update and UK engagement

This guest blog post by Dale Robertson was first published on Jisc’s Research blog. Introduction The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a European Commission (EC) initiative to support the development of open science and the digital transformation of research in Europe and further afield. Now in its implementation phase, it aims to develop a “web” of […]

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Scaling genomics workloads using HPC on AWS

AWS has made the recording available from their recent webinar, Scaling genomics workloads using HPC on AWS, presented by Aniket Deshpande and Evan Bollig. This is a great resource and I strongly recommend watching it, especially if you are relatively new to the idea of running research workloads on a public cloud platform like AWS. […]

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AI, cloud and the environment

For those of you with an interest in AI (and who doesn’t have an interest in AI these days!?) there’s a post over on our sibling blog at the Archives Hub by Adrian Stevenson of Jisc, reviewing the recent CogX Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI event. See Artificial Intelligence – Getting the Next […]

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Saving money on ExpressRoute

(This blog post was originally written by James Blessing as part of Jisc’s Shaping the Future of Janet blog). A number of organisations connected to Janet use ExpressRoute to create a dedicated connection from their campus to the Microsoft Azure Platform, others choose to use the multiple high capacity peerings that we have with Microsoft […]

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European Open Science Cloud: Improving research collaboration across Europe

(This blog post was originally written by Matthew Dovey as part of Jisc’s Shaping the Future of Janet blog). The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an ambitious initiative of the European Commission (EC) to create a platform to support Open Science and Open Research Data across Europe. Conceived over five years ago, the European Cloud Initiative announced in 2016 that EOSC would offer […]

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GÉANT Cloud Survey 2021

Updated 19 March 2021 – Note that the deadline for completing this survey has been extended to 31 March 2021. As the UK National Research and Education Network (NREN) provider, Jisc is a member of GÉANT, the membership body for European NRENs. As well as coordinating the various European networking activities, GÉANT is also involved […]

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The OCRE Cloud Framework

A more efficient way to buy cloud for education and research. The OCRE Cloud Framework is a new way to buy cloud for universities, colleges and other research organisations. The framework is OJEU-compliant and offers an easy procurement route for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and associated Software as a […]

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Immersive Reader – baby steps towards using the cloud and AI to support reading

Microsoft have recently announced the general availability of Immersive Reader, one of the Azure Cognitive Services. Immersive Reader is probably more applicable to schools and, maybe, FE than to universities but is interesting nonetheless: Empowering remote learning with Azure Cognitive Services https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/empowering-remote-lea…. Immersive Reader is an Azure Cognitive Service within the Azure AI platform that […]

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Protecting your time: tools to help you find more and manage it better

This is a guest post by Peter Kent who is Head of IT governance and communications at Jisc. Working from home can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, you save time by not commuting which you can use for a few extra minutes in bed, more time spent with loved ones, or for a […]

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Cloud connectivity – optimising traffic to Office 365 and remote access to on-prem applications

With the move of large numbers of university and college staff and students to working from home there has been a significant shift in traffic flows across Janet. Microsoft have released guidance, How to quickly optimize Office 365 traffic for remote staff & reduce the load on your infrastructure, about how to optimise these new […]