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Jisc Public Cloud Survey

Fifteen months since the launch of the OCRE Cloud Framework, we’ve passed the one hundered call-off contracts milestone, signed with the suppliers on the framework. The projected saving to the sector so far is more than £8M over the term of the framework. In order for us to understand our members requirements to better support […]

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OCRE funding opportunities for research projects

The OCRE Cloud Framework was launched at the beginning of 2021. It is an OJEU-compliant procurement framework, created by GÉANT and forms part of the wider Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project. It provides a more efficient way to buy public cloud services for education and research. To encourage the adoption of the OCRE […]

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OCRE Cloud Framework – one year on

The OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) Cloud Framework was launched a year ago, with the aim of accelerating cloud service adoption by bringing together the research and education community with providers, via ready-to-use service agreements. The first twelve months of the framework have been a great success in the UK, with over 150 expressions […]

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Jisc partners with RONIN to help UK research

Who is this blog post for? Researchers, Research Leads and Coordinators, Heads of Research, Research Software Engineers. Why do we think it is important? RONIN simplifies the use of AWS for research, enabling the configuration of cloud compute and storage to assist in performing analysis and computation. How will you benefit? By buying RONIN and […]

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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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Remote access and Zero Trust

Zero Trust is a concept which has been around for at least the last decade. Whilst organisations were aware of it and implementing aspects of a Zero Trust architecture, it was not until 2020, for obvious reasons, that pretty much every organisation was forced into thinking about its adoption; responding to a distributed and fragmented […]

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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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Managing Microsoft Teams through policies

Introduction With the unprecedented events of 2020 and the requirements for home working/studying, everyone must have been aware of the huge growth of video conferencing. Zoom has seen a 355% increase in its revenues alone, but it is hard to argue that it ended up as Microsoft Teams’ year. The rush towards communications, with the […]

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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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Improved reporting for our Managed Azure customers using automation

One of the many things we offer as part of our Managed Azure service is a monthly report with advice on cost savings, security and cloud best practice. Fortunately, the native tool, Azure Advisor, provides personalized information on exactly these categories. However, we had a problem. Although Azure Advisor allows manual export of its reports […]