Cloud News from the R&E Community

Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
Why the cloud? QQi needed to improve a vital, mission-critical legacy application that was operating on outdated hardware, inefficient software
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Webinar: Transforming Research & Education with Microsoft Azure
  The webinar took place on 30th November 2017 watch the video here Presenter: Karl Podesta Azure Big Compute Technical
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HEAnet: GÉANT and Microsoft announce cloud technology partnership
GÉANT have announced a successful multi-year partnership with Microsoft to make powerful cloud computing environments more accessible to research and
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GÉANT and Microsoft partnership helps R&E achieve quicker breakthroughs with cloud technology​
GÉANT today announced the latest achievement in a successful multi-year partnership with Microsoft to make powerful cloud computing environments more
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​Game-changer for cloud computing:
GÉANT ensures easy consumption of IaaS cloud services across European research and education community Over the past year, GÉANT has
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WebRTC videoconference in 4K quality
GÉANT demonstration at the NORDUnet Conference The combination of the open WebRTC framework and relatively inexpensive 4K equipment opens up
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IaaS cloud delivery progress
Over the past year, GÉANT has conducted a joint pan-European tender for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings: a collective invitation to providers,
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InfraStructure As A Service
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides virtualized computing resources over the cloud. NRENs can act as brokers for third-party providers
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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
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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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Press Releases and NREN News

European Commission: GÉANT and Amazon Web Services are breaking down barriers to cloud services adoption
Amazon Web Services has committed to making it easier for scientists to use its cloud storage, computing, and database services
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HEAnet: GÉANT and Microsoft announce cloud technology partnership
GÉANT have announced a successful multi-year partnership with Microsoft to make powerful cloud computing environments more accessible to research and
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SURFcumulus video presentation
The Dutch NREN SURF, has made a presentation video for SURFcumulus, their HE hybrid IaaS solution, that can be seen
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SWITCH: The smart way to access cloud applications
Many questions need to be addressed in relation to various aspects of cloud applications: strategy, procurement, migration, integration, organisational changes,
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RESTENA: The Cloud offer – Infrastructure as a Service
Infrastructure as a Service, short IaaS, is a cloud computing solution that enables access to high performance computing resources in
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Microsoft Azure joins Géant’s Europe-wide IaaS mega-framework
Microsoft joins Géant’s bid to create a cost-effective and accessible cloud procurement hub for Europe’s education and research community. Read
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SWITCH brings clarity to the cloud
Around 90 participants at the second Higher Education Cloud Day recently gained insights into new developments in the cloud industry.
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SWITCH: A complete cloud offering under one roof
SWITCH has offered cloud-based infrastructure services with data storage in Switzerland since 2015 under the name SWITCHengines. It is now
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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
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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
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