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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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Cloud advice

The public cloud shared responsibility model – what does it mean in practice?

A recording of the recent session run by Simon Dix of the Jisc cloud solutions team at the Jisc Security Conference. The session covers the public cloud shared responsibility model in relation to the roles and responsibilities of both cloud vendors and cloud consumers.

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Cloud advice

Optimising Microsoft 365 security and governance

A recording of the recent session run by Richard Jackson and Colm Blake of the Jisc cloud solutions team at the Jisc Security Conference. The session covers best practices for the configuration of Office 365, Windows 10/11 and the Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) suite.

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Cloud advice

Azure Virtual Desktop has a new scaling solution

Microsoft have recently announced the Preview of Autoscale for Azure Virtual Desktop and at first blush it looks like native scaling has had some much-needed improvements. The previous incarnation was a little clumsy, requiring you to independently create an automation account, an Azure function and optionally, a Log Analytics Workspace. In addition, any parameters then […]

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Cloud advice

Talking teaching at Bradford College

Bradford College deliver BSc (Hons) courses in Software Engineering and Networking Infrastructure and Security (among other things) and are part of the AWS Academy program. I had the privilege of visiting the team behind the courses and an opportunity to see their recently refurbished teaching rooms to put our discussion in context. A big thank […]

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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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Case studies

OCRE reassures senior managers about moving to public cloud

The University of Bath has had an on-site high-performance computing (HPC) facility for a long time, but they believed public cloud could offer HPC users more flexibility. To verify this, they tested key software applications used in HPC to see if they could work as well in a pre-production Microsoft Azure public cloud environment and […]

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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 […]