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.

Fundamental Cloud Security Concepts Part 4 – Shared Responsibility Model
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) A fundamental security principle in Cloud Computing is the concept of the Shared
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Successful Cloud & IaaS Workshop at EaPEC 2018 Conference
Despite the heavily armed security detail watching over President Erdoğan’s departure and the blocked roads surrounding the venue, nearly 20
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Fundamental Cloud Security Concepts Part 3 – Encryption and Cryptography
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) One of the important tools at our disposal for ensuring that confidentiality of
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Fundamental Cloud Security Concepts Part 2 – AAA
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) Our next installment in the alphabet soup of internet security is AAA, or
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Webinar: Powering Collaboration on Campus and Beyond with Dropbox
25/10/18 13:00 CET Join us for this 45-minute webinar on how Dropbox powers and enables those in research and education
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AWS Cloud Security Webinar: Cloud Security, Myths & Opportunities
17 October 13:00 CET There are many myths relating to cloud security which can deter using considering the advantages of
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AWS and Azure Technical Training for European Institutions
The SURF offices in Utrecht were abuzz with activity for the parallel Azure and AWS technical workshops that took place
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Fundamental Cloud Security Concepts Part 1 – CIA
–by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) Cloud security is a hot topic worldwide due to both regulation and demand
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Cloud Security
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wire
Wire provides a secure collaboration solution for businesses, academia and organizations that ensures information stays safe across all communication methods, including messaging, file
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Lycée des Arts et Métiers-Luxemburg
The Challenge Lycée des Arts et Métiers (LAM) in Luxembourg offers a post-secondary education course on “Installation and Configuration of
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Cloud Security – Introduction
Welcome to the Cloud Security Resource Area. My name is Eyal Estrin and I am a cloud architect in the
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Security, Privacy, Trust & GDPR 
Security and Privacy Dropbox and GDPR At Dropbox, trust is the foundation of our relationship with millions of people and
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Dropbox
World-class collaboration tools expand your research horizons  – learn without limits Dropbox has partnered with GÉANT to provide affordable access
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AWS Training
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Dropbox partners with GÉANT
Dropbox has partnered with GÉANT to provide affordable access to Dropbox Education to education and research institutions across Europe. To
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ROC Midden Nederland
Strategy: “Cloud Unless” ROC Midden Nederland, a secondary vocational education institution offering adult continuing education, enterprise training and training for
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GÉANT COMMUNITY AWARDS 2018: A UNANIMOUS DECISION
One winner and one category triumphed at the 2018 GÉANT Community Awards; this year’s awards panel had no hesitation in
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Automium and Enter Cloud Suite
Automium + Enter Cloud Suite make continuous deployment easy. Automium will automate the building and deployment of your infrastructure directly on Enter Cloud
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Microsoft Azure Training
Thinking of moving your core services into the Azure cloud?  Want to find out developing on Azure? Concerned about security
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Arcus College (Netherlands)
Why the cloud? Arcus College was no stranger to outsourced ICT services. Through a 2012 joint procurement arrangement for server,
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AWSome Day 2018 at Israel’s Universities
The Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are bringing AWSome Day 2018 to Israel’s academic community. The AWSome
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Cookie Policy
This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a
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Google Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Workshop at TNC18 – book now!
The power and opportunities Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence can offer Research and Education could be limitless. From image and
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Google Cloud Services
Scale on demand with GCP. Our best-in-class infrastructure is engineered to handle the most data-intensive work on the planet, giving
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CESNET and DFN Launch GÉANT Framework Web & Videoconferencing Solutions
Jan Ruzicka from CESNET in the Czech Republic and Christian Meyer from DFN in Germany share their experience with the
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Cloud Workshop for Universities and Academic Institutions in Cyprus
Universities, Schools and Research Institutions in Cyprus can now benefit from Microsoft Azure cloud services through the GÉANT IaaS framework
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SWITCH Hosts 3rd Higher Education Cloud Day
On 10 April 2018, SWITCH hosted the 3rd Higher Education Cloud Day at the University of Bern. The Higher Education
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Spanish Consortium Launches UNIDisc Storage Solution via the GÉANT Cloud Offering
When the Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC) looked toward the clouds to improve effectiveness and efficiency by leveraging
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26 April 2018 webinar – introducing Amazon Web Services and using the AWS spot market for research and education
This interactive webinar will introduce the Amazon Web Service (AWS) IaaS framework agreement and show how AWS can support research
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Cookies & Privacy Notice
Cookies & Privacy Notice What are cookies? A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the web
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UH-Sky Microsoft Azure Event
On 21 March 2018, the Norwegian higher education cloud initiative (UH-Sky) organised a conference on Microsoft Azure on how IT
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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.

Oracle Cloud Services – Create Tomorrow, Today!
With more than 30 years of experience in academia and over 11,000 higher education customers, Oracle has a history of
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Oracle Cloud Services – Create Tomorrow, Today!
With more than 30 years of experience in academia and over 11,000 higher education customers, Oracle has a history of
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Fundamental Cloud Security Part 13 – Case Study: Building a Secure Research Environment in AWS
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) Additional fundamental Cloud Security concepts can be found here. The goal of
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Fundamental Cloud Security Part 12 – Supply Chain in the Cloud
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) Additional fundamental Cloud Security concepts were covered in documents 1-11 and can
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Cloud Highlights from the Largest Networking Conference in Europe
Cloud user stories, vendor workshops and discussions: A recap of some of the most well-attended and popular TNC19 sessions From
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Fundamental Cloud Security Part 11 – Identity Management in Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) The fundamental Cloud Security concepts were covered in documents 1-10 and can
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Fundamental Cloud Security Part 10 – Identity Management in Microsoft Azure
-by Eyal Estrin, Cloud Architect, Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) The fundamental Cloud Security concepts were covered in documents 1-9 and can
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Lamaro – Cloud-based educational e-library solution
Inteligo is a white-label cloud-based educational e-library solution that can be incorporated in every institution to offer students and faculty.
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Paldesk – Brighter Interactions
Paldesk is an omnichannel communication solution that helps institutions interact with customers better, faster and in a more personalized way.
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Google Webinar: Information Security, Privacy & Data Protection in the Cloud 6th June 2019
Institutions want to move to the Cloud but often have questions about security, privacy and data redundancy. Learn some of
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