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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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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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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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Scaling genomics workloads using HPC on AWS

AWS has made the recording available from their recent webinar, Scaling genomics workloads using HPC on AWS, presented by Aniket Deshpande and Evan Bollig. This is a great resource and I strongly recommend watching it, especially if you are relatively new to the idea of running research workloads on a public cloud platform like AWS. […]

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Thinking about cloud energy usage at Jisc

Ever wondered how much energy your cloud computing is using? Jisc have, but it is not all that easy to get an answer. In an attempt to find out, Etsy created what they call their Cloud Jewels. These are estimated conversion factors that turn cloud compute consumption into watt-hours. Building on this, an open-source project […]

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The Courtauld: Seamless transition to lower cost cloud provision

The Courtauld works to advance how we see and understand the visual arts, as an internationally renowned centre for the teaching and research of art history and a major public gallery. Founded in 1932, the organisation has been at the forefront of the study of art ever since. In January 2021 The Courtauld decided to […]

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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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AWS through Jisc: who owns my accounts?

One of the requirements of our partner agreement with AWS is that we “own” the payer account for all AWS accounts where we are the reseller. This applies regardless of the procurement route – G-Cloud, OCRE, OGVA or direct award. Many of the members we speak to are nervous about this requirement because they are […]

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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 […]