Real-Time Communications Framework

GÉANT and NORDUnet jointly ran the EU-level tender to provide unmanaged (on-premise) and hybrid-managed video conferencing and real-time communications to National Research & Education Networks (NRENs) and their institutions.

All vendors were required to fulfill these mandatory technical requirements:

  • Clientless access
  • VC room connectors
  • Multi-tenancy
  • SAML2 WebSSO
  • Standard-based API
  • Hardware-agnostic
  • Recording option
  • Professional services/software support

The framework includes only licenses for software products and support, and includes no hardware or end-user devices. On-premise hardware and/or virtual infrastructure must be provided by users.

Features and pricing can be seen on the Wiki (federated access required).

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Other real-time communications services

 

Fundamental Cloud Security Part 19 – Impact on security policies when implementing cloud solutions
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) Additional fundamental Cloud Security concepts can be found here. Working with public
Read more.
2-day Cloud Workshop for NREN cloud managers
The goal of the training is to raise awareness of cloud technology and building of cloud capability in Europe through
Read more.
Fundamental Cloud Security Part 18 – Top security threats in cloud environments
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) Additional fundamental Cloud Security concepts can be found here. Working with cloud
Read more.
Fundamental Cloud Security Part 17 – Cloud Access Security Broker
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC)Additional fundamental Cloud Security concepts can be found here. In the past couple
Read more.
Fundamental Cloud Security Part 16 – Encryption in Public Cloud Services
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) Additional fundamental Cloud Security concepts can be found here. In a previous
Read more.
Community Collaboration, Outreach and Training Across the Globe
Representatives from the GÉANT Cloud team participated in outreach and training events throughout the year. The last quarter of 2019
Read more.
LMS Update
After much deliberation and surveys indicating insufficient demand, it was decided to table the planned pan-European Learning Management Tender (LMS)
Read more.
Fundamental Cloud Security Part 15 – Case Study: Building a Secure Research Environment in Google Cloud Platform
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) Additional fundamental Cloud Security concepts can be found here. The goal of
Read more.
An Eye on Real-time WebRTC Service for Research, Education and Arts Communities
An exciting development from the GÉANT project is the successful launch of the eduMEET WebRTC web-conferencing platform. Designed and developed
Read more.
Fundamental Cloud Security Part 14 – Case Study: Building a Secure Research Environment in Microsoft Azure
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) Additional fundamental Cloud Security concepts can be found here. The goal of this
Read more.