CloudSigma Joins the OCRE Project
CloudSigma is excited to announce that it has been selected as an official cloud partner of the Open Clouds for Research Environments project (OCRE). The OCRE project aims to accelerate cloud adoption in the European research community. It does so by bringing together cloud providers, Earth Observation (EO) organizations, and the research and education community.
Cloud-based services can offer the European research community a wealth of powerful tools. Unfortunately, for many researchers, these are currently out of reach, with suitable services difficult to find and select. The OCRE project addresses this need through ready-to-use service agreements and €9.5 million in adoption funding.
As a recipient of an OCRE IaaS+ framework agreement, CloudSigma is one of the providers that will facilitate easing the access to commercial cloud services for researchers and research institutions in 40 European countries.
OCRE’s voucher program
Previously, CloudSigma was selected as a partner in OCRE’s initial voucher program. The voucher program was a first-phase mini-competition. It was aiming to determine whether the voucher-based system of providing cloud resources will be beneficial for the research community. In fact, CloudSigma was the only cloud provider to fulfill all GÉANT’s requirements for this mini-competition. The process proved to be efficient and successful- CloudSigma has enabled 50 vouchers and has supported a number of successful use cases applied in various areas such as urban traffic optimizations, single-cell sequencing analysis, and extreme weather forecasting.
CloudSigma offers services 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.