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Reminder: PSTN end of life in 2025

Openreach are in the progress of moving all customers from the old analogue public switched telephone network (PSTN) to a fully digital network: Openreach puts the stopper on copper | Openreach – this means no more ISDN or analog copper lines, fiber is the way forward.  As of September 2023, Openreach are only provide digital […]

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GÉANT launches market consultation for upcoming ‘OCRE 2024’ tender

The OCRE cloud framework has been a successful initiative to provide cloud services to the research and education sector. GÉANT, in collaboration with NRENs including Jisc, is preparing the procurement for the next iteration of the framework, aiming to address the changing needs and challenges of the sector. GÉANT has published a Prior Information Notice […]

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OCRE Cloud Framework – projected UK savings pass £10 million

Framework performance The four-year pan-European Open Clouds for Research Environments Cloud Framework (OCRE) launched in January 2021, with the aim of accelerating the adoption of public cloud in the Research and Education community. Over 185 contracts have now been signed by UK institutions across a range of platforms, with projected savings to the sector in […]

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Assessment of coastline change over the last 38 years using satellite EO along Great Britain coast

This post is primarily for: IT managers and Researchers The British Geological Survey (BGS) Coasts and Estuaries team use innovative 4D simulation models and cost-effective monitoring approaches to quantitatively assess the effects of different adaptation options against coastal flooding and coastal erosion with an emphasis in the transition from traditional grey engineering to more green […]

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Scalability made easy – exploring the regenerative power of animal cells thanks to OCRE’s cloud vouchers

This post is primarily for: IT managers and Researchers A research team at Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, conducts research on how animals can regenerate parts of their bodies after injury. The project focuses on the regenerative power of the cells of different species of worms, using single-cell sequencing techniques. The […]

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OCRE’s experience through researchers’ eyes

The OCRE Cloud Framework was created by the Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project consortium, which is led by GÉANT and forms part of the wider OCRE project. It is an OJEU-compliant procurement framework, enabling our members and customers to buy public cloud more easily and cost-effectively. Available under the framework are a wide […]

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AWS IDC report: Cloud powers faster, more collaborative research

AWS have partnered with IDC to deliver an ‘industry spotlight’ report looking at how public cloud can support academic research. The report is entitled Cloud Powering Faster, Greener, and more Collaborative and is available for download from the AWS website. Academic research is radically changing, and teams need to become faster and more efficient to […]

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Jisc Cloud partner news and events

AWS News On Demand Webinars Getting Started with the AWS Cloud Essentials I On Demand (70 minutes) Securing Your AWS Cloud I On Demand (90 minutes) Machine Learning Basics I On-Demand (90 minutes) How Amazon SageMaker Can Help I On Demand (60 minutes) Strategies and Tools to Perform Large-Scale Migrations I On Demand (90 minutes) […]

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A new multi-supplier Janet txt framework

Janet txt is a Short Messaging Service, established in 2007 in response to demand from the Jisc community. It is well used, especially during the Covid pandemic.The service enables operators within each user organisation to manipulate text messages and send them to designated users. It is a key communication tool for our members to engage […]

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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 […]