Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides virtualized computing resources over the cloud.
NRENs can act as brokers for third-party providers that host hardware, software, servers, storage and other infrastructure components on behalf of users. Or NRENs may decide to build infrastructure and make it available over the cloud to users.
IaaS platforms offer highly scalable resources that can be adjusted on-demand and are ideal for academic research characterised by workloads that are temporary, experimental or subject to unexpected change. For NRENs and constituent institutions, federated IaaS frameworks and offerings offer many benefits.
IaaS Framework Agreement Providers
Information provided in the following pages is provided by the suppliers.
Amazon Web Services
AWS Cloud for Higher Education Whether you need to facilitate teaching and learning, better manage your university’s operations or accessRead more.
Lattelecom Cloud Services
Lattelecom | Cloud is a service that provides companies with computing resources – Virtual Machines and Virtual Data Centers includingRead more.
Vancis specializes in data centre services, IaaS / cloud services, managed services and value-added platform services. Vancis operates from itsRead more.
KPN offers institutions in the Netherlands Managed Hybrid Cloud Services, an application-centric service which includes cloud infrastructure, network, managed services and integratedRead more.
ITSoft provides Croatian companies IaaS rental of CPU, RAM, DISK space, network and security devices in a self-service portal thatRead more.
Microsoft Azure – the perfect choice for Education and Research Microsoft Azure is the perfect choice for research and education.ItRead more.
Dimension Data provides hybrid cloud-enabled by data centres, networking, collaboration and security offering 99.999 % availability SLA, IPV6 support, cloudRead more.
CloudSigma is a leading European infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider with a focus on flexibility, performance and excellent customer support. Everything isRead more.
Sparkle’s cloud automation offer for Research & Education
Sparkle provides GÉANT with cloud solutions to support the pan-European research and education community. Cloud solutions will be offered byRead more.
T-Systems Cloud Service
Scientific computing: cloud support for science Digitization provides fresh impetus and inspiration across all scientific fields. In particular, scalable, rapidlyRead more.
From the ground to the cloud Today people and customers across the globe rely on Interoute’s cloud based services andRead more.
Other IaaS Providers
In addition to the IaaS framework agreement suppliers there are a range of other suppliers offering preferential services to R&E users
~Okeanos Virtual Server Service
~okeanos is an Infrastructure as a Service platform is developed and operated by GRNET (Greek NREN). It is powered by an open sourceRead more.
edu zone EZInfrastructure
CUSTOM DESIGNED, COST EFFECTIVE, SCALABLE AND WITH ACADEMIC PRICING! At Edu Zone, we offer you rental of everything you need,Read more.
To get an overview of the services and their capabilities, see the IaaS service matrix (requires login).
To see the contract documents, see the Intranet Document Repository (only for appointed cloud managers – requires login).