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Jisc Public Cloud Survey

Fifteen months since the launch of the OCRE Cloud Framework, we’ve passed the one hundered call-off contracts milestone, signed with the suppliers on the framework. The projected saving to the sector so far is more than £8M over the term of the framework. In order for us to understand our members requirements to better support […]

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OCRE funding opportunities for research projects

The OCRE Cloud Framework was launched at the beginning of 2021. It is an OJEU-compliant procurement framework, created by GÉANT and forms part of the wider Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project. It provides a more efficient way to buy public cloud services for education and research. To encourage the adoption of the OCRE […]

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OCRE Cloud Framework – one year on

The OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) Cloud Framework was launched a year ago, with the aim of accelerating cloud service adoption by bringing together the research and education community with providers, via ready-to-use service agreements. The first twelve months of the framework have been a great success in the UK, with over 150 expressions […]

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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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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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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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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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An introduction to the OCRE Cloud Framework and onboarding to AWS