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.
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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.
Sparkle, TIM, AWS to provide cloud services to GÉANT
Sparkle, Telecom Italia Group’s international operator, has announced an agreement to provide cloud services to the European Research and Education
Sparkle to provide cloud services for Géant research network
TIM’s Sparkle has signed a framework agreement to provide cloud services from European research and development network Géant in 30
GÉANT to offer Dimension Data Cloud services to research and education institutions in Europe.
London/Amsterdam – 11 May, 2017 GÉANT, Europe’s leading collaboration on network and related e-infrastructure and services for the benefit of
Infrastructure As a Service (IaaS) Benefits
Benefits of the IaaS Delivery and Adoption Framework Agreements GÉANT has established framework agreements with suppliers of Infrastructure as a
Real-Time Communication Services
Real-Time Communications Framework GÉANT and NORDUnet jointly ran the EU-level tender to provide unmanaged (on-premise) and hybrid-managed video conferencing and
Infrastructure as a Service – Delivering services to Europe’s NRENs
The team working on the Pan-European procurement of IaaS services for European NRENs and their institutions met in Trondheim on the
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
BOX Deployment at AHO, Norway
Cloud Deployments @Institutions Oslo School of Architecture & Design (AHO) UNINETT/Norway
GÉANT is the one-stop-shop for resources and services to assist NRENs roll out compelling and relevant cloud services and products
OCRE and Upcoming Tenders The next phase of the GÉANT is split across two initiatives: – Open Clouds for Research
Real-time Communications Services
Real-time online communications tools are crucial to research and education. Students, researchers and institute staff rely on e-learning services, distance
ownCloud ownCloud is a federated cloud sharing solution of an interconnected mesh of research clouds. It is an open source,
~okeanos is an Infrastructure as a Service platform is developed and operated by GRNET (Greek NREN). It is powered by
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides virtualized computing resources over the cloud. NRENs can act as brokers for third-party providers
Connect to research and education
Optimal conditions of use GÉANT has prepared conditions of use documentation that highlights the appropriate right conditions of use vendors
Cloud Connection services
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoutes The GÉANT network offers Microsoft Azure ExpressRoutes in order to extend NREN networks into the Microsoft cloud
Legal Conditions Of Use GÉANT takes care to ensure that the information, data and downloadables provided on this site are
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the GÉANT Cloud Activity?
Cloud services, or IT services over the Internet, empower users to select and use services they need in an easy,
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 –
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
MVC is a provider and integrator of complete Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) solutions. Its portfolio includes consulting, conception and
Kinly is a Dutch-based provider of Pexip and Qumu solutions. Kinly offers a suite of end-to-end video conferencing services –
Get Trained on the AWS Cloud – Free online training
Get Trained on the AWS Cloud Watch the AWSome Day Online: a free, virtual training that provides a step-by-step introduction
Nextcloud and GÉANT team up to deliver secure file sync-and-share solution for education and research
Communication and real-time collaboration are quickly becoming more important in the educational market, while keeping data and communication under the
Nextcloud Enterprise File Sync and Share Platform
Nextcloud offers the industry-leading fully open source solution for on-premise data handling and communication with an uncompromising focus on security
Join us in Trondheim!
The GÉANT Cloud activity will be present at the TNC18 Networking Conference in Trondheim, Norway in June. The cloud task
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