Cloud News from the R&E Community

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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eduOER
A service that supports access to multimedia content across multiple repositories. The focus in Open Education Resources continues to be
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eduCONF
A toolset for an effective pan-European videoconference infrastructure, including tools for locating, validating and certifying rooms, managing and monitoring a
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Rendez-Vous
Rendez-Vous is the multi-party video conferencing tool developed by the French NREN RENATER. It is simple to use, does not
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DropBox
Dropbox has partnered with GÉANT to provide affordable access to Dropbox Education to education and research institutions across Europe. To
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Cisco: The technology behind the services
In this showcase, Cisco will focus on the Cisco technology that sits behind the IaaS offerings of several outstanding IaaS
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Cisco: IaaS architectures and policies
As a consumer of Infrastructure-as-a-Service, you may think that the underlying technology does not matter anymore. Copy of Presentation How
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Nokia’s approach to clouds
Reinventing Telcos for the cloud is one of the 6 pillars of Nokia’s Technology vision 2020. Copy of Presentation Nokia_Telco_Cloud_Executive_Presentation
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Rendez-vous – Cloud based webRTC pilot
RENATER presented the latest news on the Rendez-vous pilot service. Copy of Presentation SA7-RENDEZ-VOUS- 4th SHOWCASE Click below for video
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~Okeanos Virtual Server Service
GRNET presented an overview of their easy to use, customer focused, provisioning engine for the ~Okeanos service. Copy of Presentation
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Operating an OpenStack Cloud
The SWITCH cloud team presented an overview of how the Swiss NREN have developed an OpenStack cloud platform for their
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Delivering and adopting Pan-European Cloud and Application Services
Cloud and online application services are in demand and GN4 SA7 is helping NRENs to deliver these to the European
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SAML and eduGAIN – Introduction for Providers
A key requirement of the GÉANT Framework Agreements on IaaS services is for Cloud providers to support SAML for authentication
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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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16th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research
21 September 2017 – 23 September 2017, University of Târgu-Mureș, Romania The 16th RoEduNet International Conference: Networking in Education and
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NTW 2017
12 September 2017 – 14 September 2017, Park Inn, Kastrup, Denmark The NORDUnet Technical Workshop is a three-day event to
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2nd Higher Education Cloud Info Day
29 August 2017, University of Bern, Switzerland Cloud-based services are proving increasingly popular in education and research. In addition to
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University of Stirling and Microsoft Azure helping to untangle airports
Nobody likes a delay at the airport.  Many of us have spent time buckled up, ready for takeoff, wondering why
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University Transforms Life Sciences Research with Big Data Solution
DNA sequencing analysis can lead to medical and pharmaceutical breakthroughs, but it requires supercomputing resources and Big Data storage that
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Brazilian scientist use Azure Cloud Computing to Understand Cloud Forests
The Brazilian Cloud Forest Sensing Project is studying how cloud forests function in response to climatic variability. The project deployed
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