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Oracle Cloud Advanced Research Computing

Research is data-driven and access to computational resources and the ability to collaborate is critical to research success in the modern era. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a deep and broad suite of cloud services that enable researchers to build and run a wide range of applications—including open source—in a scalable, secure, highly available, and […]

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Managed Website Protection – a Jisc cloud WAF

In Jisc Cloud Solutions one of our most common recommendations for securing web applications is to ensure that you use a Web Application Firewall in order to block malicious attacks. Of course Web Application Firewalls are not silver bullets – they should be deployed alongside services such as IPS and traditional firewalls to ensure defence […]

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VMware Cloud on AWS via OCRE

Exploit your existing investment in VMware skills, the scalability and agility of AWS and the procurement benefits of the OCRE Cloud Framework by adopting VMware Cloud on AWS. Jisc are pleased to announce that VMware Cloud on AWS is now available through the OCRE Cloud Framework, providing a simple and OJEU-compliant way to procure VMware […]

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Cloud Co-Start for AWS

A new way for your institution or college to get started with AWS. CoStart is a Jisc cloud offering where we help you get started using your recently purchased AWS products. Or perhaps, if you would like to use it as a resetting approach to your existing AWS cloud. Cloud Co-Start is a fixed price, […]

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Cloud retained expertise

Jisc cloud expertise can now be purchased in advance so that you don’t need to worry about available funds when you come to run your planned projects. This means that you can reserve our services for a future time if you cannot be sure exactly when you will need them. We call this a retained […]

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The OCRE Cloud Framework – already saving the Jisc community over £4.5 million

The OCRE Cloud Framework is an OJEU-compliant procurement framework, enabling our members and customers to buy public cloud more easily and to save money. Available under the framework are a wide range of cloud platforms, resources and tools, each of which give our members more choice in the way they deliver their services. The available […]

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How the OCRE project can benefit Research

As part of the Open Clouds for Research Environments project (OCRE) GÉANT secured permission from the EU in late 2019 to release funding for an early cloud adoption project, which was managed by vouchers distributed to Researchers through their partners Marie Curie Association and Eurodoc, to enable organisations to sample the cloud. Oxford Brookes University […]

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OCRE Cloud Framework – Supplier Workshops 11-13 May

Join Jisc’s series of free online workshops to find out how the OCRE Cloud Framework can benefit your digital transformation. The new framework has got off to a flying start, with over 60 expressions of interest and 21 organisations already contracted to consume cloud services at substantially discounted rates. As Mark Barrow, Infrastructure Manager at […]

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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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An introduction to the OCRE Cloud Framework and onboarding to AWS