Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides virtualized computing resources over the cloud. 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, GÉANT IaaS framework agreement offers considerable benefits; including discounts, egress waivers, pre-agreed terms and conditions, and GÉANT cloud team support. 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.

Click the button to access procurement documents tailored
for the following countries – Austria, Belgium, Denmark,
Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and UK.

To get an overview of the services and their capabilities, see the IaaS service matrix (requires login).
To view the framework agreement documents, see the Document Repository.

IaaS Framework Agreement Providers

Information provided in the following pages is provided by the suppliers.

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Other IaaS Providers

In addition to the IaaS framework agreement suppliers there are a range of other suppliers offering preferential quotes to R&E users for below tender threshold consumption.

GÉANT with Microsoft cloud connectivity agreement
GÉANT has signed a partnership agreement with Microsoft to act as network connectivity provider for Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoutes service. This
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GÉANT and Amazon Web Services – breaking down barriers to cloud service adoption
Amazon waiving data egress charges is a major step forward for use in European research and education. Cloud computing –
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GEANT signs AWS as cloud provider
European research and education organisation GEANT, which operates a 500 Gbps pan-European network, announced that it signed a landmark cloud
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AWS cuts cloud data transfer fees for academic and research user groups.
Cloud services giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) rolls out discounts in bid to lower the cost barrier to making scientific
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SURF: GÉANT presents European cloud catalogue and joint purchase of cloud services In GÉANT,
European NRENs have joined forces to make cloud services with good conditions of use available to the European education and
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