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Learn – the pathway to the cloud!

Even though the pandemic has accelerated cloud adoption through 2020 into 2021, the leading cloud providers recognised the potential and benefits of the cloud long before the events of the last twelve months; they have been planning for some time now. They are preparing the future workforce is ready to help them realise the potential […]

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Service announcements

Jisc onboards 1st AWS OGVA customer

Jisc is delighted to announce University of Dundee as our first AWS One Government Value Agreement (OGVA) customer. OGVA is a memorandum of understanding between AWS and Crown Commercial Services intended to help UK public sector customers to accelerate their use of and derive greater value from AWS Cloud services. It is available for use […]

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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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Jisc secures the UK AWS reseller position on GÉANT’s OCRE Cloud Framework

The GÉANT Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project aims to accelerate cloud adoption in the European research community by bringing together cloud providers, Earth Observation organisations and the research and education community. The new OCRE Cloud Framework is now live, replacing the current GÉANT IAAS Framework. The new framework has just one reseller per […]

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News

A new way for the UK public sector to buy AWS at a discount – the One Government Value Agreement (OGVA)

AWS have recently announced a memorandum of understanding with Crown Commercial Services, called the One Government Value Agreement (OGVA). OGVA is intended to help UK public sector customers to accelerate their use of and derive greater value from AWS Cloud services. It is available for use by any UK public sector organisation (as defined in […]

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Case studies

Our work with Teleperformance to support central government

For the last 5 years or so, we have been working with TLScontact (a Teleperformance company) to design and manage the infrastructure that underpins a national service in the area of healthcare provision on behalf of the UK government. The service was originally hosted in our own datacentre but about 2 years ago we undertook […]

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Cloud advice

Infrastructure as Code – assessing the options

Introduction Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a key element to successful cloud adoption. Using IaC, organisations create infrastructure that is both re-usable and reproducible. This consistency helps ensure that applications built in development environments will function the same way in near-identical production environments. Changes can (should!) be planned and controlled through coding best practices such as version […]

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Jisc Cloud Solutions G-Cloud 12 services

The twelfth iteration of the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) digital marketplace G-Cloud framework starts on Monday 28th September 2020. Jisc has listed its digital products and services on the G-Cloud framework to provide a route to purchase for those organizations that wish to use it. The G-Cloud framework is an agreement between the UK government […]

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Cloud advice

Being a good cloud citizen

When speaking to members and customers about their cloud adoption, I often use a phase to describe the development required for members of the team that will ultimately be deploying and managing resources in the cloud. I describe the need for these individuals to become “good cloud citizens”. This, of course, is followed by the […]

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Powering productivity at home with desktops in the cloud

Jisc members and customers are under increasing pressure to deliver great user experiences to those who are working or studying remotely. Productivity suites have become an established means of delivering several applications and services remotely, across a range of platforms and devices. Email, calendars and collaboration tools, for example. But with the disruption caused by […]