Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS)


You can now purchase Amazon Web Services (AWS) through the new Open Cloud for Research Environments (OCRE) framework. AWS, our partners, and the OCRE project aim to accelerate cloud adoption in the European research and education community through a ready-to-use service agreement that is now available to GÉANT members.

Over 10,000 institutions can now directly consume AWS without the need for public procurement. They can gain a number of benefits specifically tailored to cloud adoption. Read below for more information on how to procure AWS services through the OCRE framework.

AWS is available to Research and Education in these countries

Ready to Go?

Before institutions can take advantage of the GÉANT 2020 Cloud Framework by OCRE, they need to be verified by their local NREN. Please complete the verification form.

AWS Resellers


As your trusted partner and reseller for Amazon Web Services, Azure and Microsoft Office 365, we can ensure you get the best value on cloud solutions. Offering technical expertise and in-depth knowledge, we’ll work with you towards digital transformation in your organisation.

We can make sure you are getting the best value from your investment in the cloud

Through our approved reseller partnerships with AWS and Microsoft, and access to the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace and OCRE cloud framework, we can ensure you get the best deal on your new or existing cloud services. Get in touch for free, unbiased advice.

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Rackspace Technology

As of January 2021, Rackspace Technology™ will provide AWS cloud services to research institutions, universities and NREN members in Europe through the OCRE framework. By working with OCRE, we aim to accelerate cloud adoption and enhance capabilities in the education and research community across Europe. Rackspace will help you find all the information you need about OCRE and the advantages of procuring Rackspace Technology services through the OCRE framework in your country. Established Agreements: OCRE has established framework agreements with cloud service providers that meet the education and research community’s specific requirements, which include procurement and payment models that match the financial structures and funding in...

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