GÉANT is uniquely poised to offer the resources and services to assist NRENs roll out compelling and relevant cloud services and products for users. Because of the unique requirements and operational frameworks of the higher education and research community, provision of cloud IT services must address challenges of trust, security, privacy, legislation, procurement and interoperability. In GÉANT, we work to overcome these challenges in an integrated and coordinated effort to provide scalable and relevant services to the higher education community. Equipped with common strategies, standards-based practices and interoperability, economies of scale brokerage and vendor management and support for technical and mobile integration, GÉANT partners with NRENs to realise the potential of cloud-based ICT and help NRENs offer attractive services to users.
GÉANT offers a wide range of support for NRENs rolling out our cloud-based services and IaaS Framework deployments.
- Manpower Support
To facilitate and stimulate adoption and roll-out, the GÉANT project is offering additional manpower resources to NRENs. This is to promote the IaaS portfolio of services. The resource allocation is available for use starting in July 2017 and extends until December 2018. It can be spread across a maximum of two employees. NREN employees awarded an allocation will join the IaaS deployment team to ensure a synchronized, collaborative approach. NRENs that are interested in applying for this man-month allocation may do so here.
- Data Classification Sheet
The Data Classification Sheet assists decision makers by giving a leaded approach to classify relevant data with respect to security considerations. To receive this tool, please contact email@example.com
- Communication materials
The Cloud team can provide templates which NRENs can use for communicating with institutions.
- Cloud Forum
The Cloud Team T3 hosts weekly VC forums for NREN Cloud Service Delivery Managers, on Fridays at 10:00 CET to discuss and collaborate on rollout strategies, activities and progress. The Forum VC sessions take place in the JRA4 Lifesize room at http://lifesizecloud.com/2750418
- NRENs and Supplier meetings
JRA4 organises VC and face-to-face sessions for the NRENs and suppliers to meet and discuss cloud delivery and adoption. For information on upcoming events, or if you wish to initiate a meetings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The GÉANT cloud activity publishes a clouds newsletter, including useful links, case studies, interviews, showcases, workshops, and much more. To subscribe, please send an e-mail to Lars Fuglevaag, email@example.com
- Contract & Legal Support
The JRA4 team is available to offer support for NRENs at all stages of the cloud services deployment – from initial specs and design to service portfolio roll out. These services include local “Road Shows,” Cloud Showcases-live and recorded webcasts, Vendor Showcases, Case Studies, Research collaborations on operating file storage platforms and IaaS platforms
We invite you to contact us for more information or with your specific request.