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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 Service (SaaS).

It is an EU-wide initiative, thus benefitting from the collective spending power of research organisations right across Europe. In the UK you can use it to buy from all the major cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud Platform, IBM and about 12 other providers.

The framework offers significant discounts on the major cloud platforms. (Note that, under the framework, the larger cloud platforms are only available via resellers, not direct.)

Want to know more?

For an overview, see our OCRE web page or the presentation below. If you want more detail, please contact our OCRE team on will be happy to help.

By Andy Powell

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