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Google Workspace for Education: new options for Jisc members

Google has recently announced some changes to their collaboration products for education customers.  If you are an existing G-Suite for Education customer, you will still be able to use the product at no cost.  However, it’s getting a new name and there are some changes coming to how storage limits get allocated for your domain.  […]

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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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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 […]

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Cloud advice

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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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 […]