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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

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Cloud partnering update

The last 12 months have seen the Jisc Cloud Solutions team enhancing our existing cloud partnerships and establishing new ones. At Jisc, we exist to help our members and customers get the most from technology, including public cloud, and our partnerships with the major cloud providers are a key part of us being able to […]

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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 joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program & Google for Education Partner Program to resell Google services

We are proud to announce Jisc is now a Google Cloud partner in the Partner Advantage Program, as well as a Google for Education partner, adding Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and G Suite Enterprise for Education (GSEfE) to our Cloud Solutions portfolio. This enhances our current portfolio of cloud consultancy, professional services and managed services […]

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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 […]