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Have you got a hybrid cloud road-map?

Building a hybrid cloud road map Cloud is a hot commodity in the IT community just now and we are all thinking that we should be migrating all or some of our IT infrastructure. The environment is rapidly changing and hybrid cloud is all the rage. But it can be hard to put a long-term […]

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Cloud General Procurement

What benefit do I get from using Jisc procured services? 

What is procurement? It is vital that when you are planning any new capital expenditure you properly plan the procurement, the benefits of doing so are clear: All stakeholders will be included in the planning process and share the decision making It allows you to properly manage expectations on timescale and outcomes It will allow […]

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Cloud General

On-premise vs cloud; what’s more cost-effective for your apps?

It is very easy to be lured onto the cloud by the concept of only paying for resources when you use them; moving your budget spend from CAPEX to OPEX is an attractive way to manage stretched budgets. Do a triage first But … it’s not as straight-forward as you may like and you need […]

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Cloud General

Research Council UK Cloud Computing Group survey

Regulatory and legal use of the public cloud The cloud is becoming an ever more central resource for research and education. The Research Council UK (RCUK) Cloud Computing Working Group is keen to find out about users’ views on regulatory and legal use of ‘public cloud’, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure to name […]

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Ignoring the cloud or not having a cloud strategy will not be an option for CIOs

Gartner (technology analysts) believe cloud-first in software design and planning is gradually being augmented or replaced by cloud-only and this applies to both private and hybrid cloud scenarios. ‘More leading-edge IT capabilities will be available only in the cloud, forcing reluctant organisations closer to cloud adoption’ – Yefim Natis, vice president and Gartner fellow These findings […]

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AWS Cloud General

Learn more with AWS webinars

Keep up to speed with Amazon webinars Applications on the cloud develop at a rapid pace and it is important that you keep up to speed. Amazon are helping. They offer a selection of live online presentations covering a broad range of topics at a range of technical levels so you should be able to find […]

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Cloud General Google

From virtual reality field trips to interactive carpets – reporting from the Google in Education Summit

In June we hosted our first Google in Education Summit at the Jisc offices in London. This event brought together colleges and universities that use Google Apps for Education and related products to discuss their experiences, and how they would like to see Google for Education products develop. Senior staff from Google were on hand […]

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Cloud General

Are you moving to the cloud

Are you moving to the cloud? It is becoming increasingly clear that moving to the cloud will bring significant benefits to institutions Overall cost reduction – pay at point of use can move expenditure from capex to opex Up-to-date, high quality ICT services – with rapid adoption of new services Services available any time any […]

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Data egress Google Microsoft

Amazon and Microsoft waiver of data egress charges

Having predictability and stability in costs is one of the major challenges for researchers in adopting cloud services, so it’s welcome news that AWS is removing egress charges for academic customers. – Dan Perry, director of product and marketing at Jisc One specific area of interest is to make more use of Azure to support research and the […]

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AWS makes cloud and HPC budgeting more predictable for scientists

The pace of research is no longer limited by the availability of computing resources. Creative Commons attribution information Researchers are beginning to rely on cloud computing to drive breakthrough science at breakneck speeds and Amazon Web Services (AWS) wants to fuel the pace of new discoveries by making it possible for all scientists to have their very […]