GÉANT Cloud Services in Conjunction with OCRE

GÉANT offers a wide range of Infrastructure as a Service offerings in two frameworks: The 2016 IaaS Framework and the 2020 Iaas+ Framework by OCRE. These frameworks were developed by the GÉANT community, for the GÉANT community. Together with your country’s NREN Cloud Manager, they allow institutions to procure IaaS cloud services fast, efficiently and cost-effectively.

GÉANT 2020 Cloud Framework by OCRE

OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) is an EC funded project to provide research and education users easier access to cloud services across Europe. It supports 40 European countries with a framework of 473 commercial cloud contracts to ease access and provide volume discounts to research and education institutions.

Working in conjunction with members of the GÉANT project, this framework offers substantial benefits to the R&E community.

Reduced Cost and Complexity

The framework reduces the cost and complexity of cloud service procurement

  • No institutional tendering is required
  • Significant discounts are available thanks to pan-European aggregation and the economies of scale
  • Advantageous terms and conditions on offer

The frameworks are in compliance with all relevant EU Regulations (Procurement, VAT, GDPR etc.). Call-off Contracts with supplier are under local laws and local in-country platform support and call-off is provided as standard.

Improved Service

Cloud service access is enhanced through supplier peering at points of presence on the GÉANT pan-European network with significant data ingress/egress waivers in place to reduce costs and improve pricing stability.

All platforms support SAML2/OIDC protocol with eduGAIN to improve user accessibility, reduce onboarding costs and complexity and provide assurances for identity and privacy management.

The new framework includes not only Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) but also Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) - often called IaaS+

Ready to Go?

If you are interested in more information about the frameworks, please click the link below:

Read the Success Stories

Enjoy these user stories on OCRE-funded projects:

GÉANT OCRE Cloud Framework Platforms

The following platforms have qualified to take part in the OCRE Cloud Framework.

To find out which territories services are available in and the participating resellers in each country, please select a platform below.

Multi-National Providers

The following providers offer services in two or more countries, either directly or via their reseller partners.

National Providers

The following providers offer services in a single territory/country.

2016 IaaS Framework Programme

For information on outstanding call-offs from the previous 2016 framework that are still valid, please contact your NREN Cloud Services Delivery Manager or contact us.
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