Resource Library

The GÉANT Clouds Team has developed a range of resources and materials to help NRENs understand the opportunities for cloud services.



      • GÉANT IaaS Framework Cookbook – The cloud team has put together a cookbook for the IaaS framework agreement. It offers step-by-step instructions on how to use the framework agreements, and is designed to help the NREN cloud service delivery managers enroll, adopt and provide IaaS services to their community. (PDF)
      • Cloud Implementation using Open Nebula – Cloud computing is one of the hot topics that we hear about every day, and is becoming more and more popular. In this best-practice document, we discuss how to create a private cloud with an open solution and technology. (PDF)
      • NREN Cloud Strategy – The GÉANT Cloud Strategy Guide was prepared to support NRENs in formulating cloud adoption strategies. The full document or subsections can be downloaded below.Topics covered include strategy, brokering, integration and mobile platforms. (PDF)
      • Cloud Requirements – By aggregating demand across the community and negotiating integrated brokerage, framework contracts, terms and conditions of use, NRENs and the research and education community will be able to get the best possible value from cloud services. As part this efforts, GÉANT has prepared documentation that highlights the appropriate right conditions of use needed to engage. (PDF)

Brochures, Maps, Leaflets and Events Materials

      • GÉANT Clouds infosheet – The GÈANT Cloud Activity: Towards Pan-European Cloud Services for Research and Education (PDF)
      • Global Connectivity Map (PDF)
      • Leaflets  A4 (PDF), A5 white background (PDF), A5 full colour (PDF)
      • Pull Up Poster


      • IaaS – The Norwegian Way (PDF)
      • IaaS  Framework Agreements general presentation (PDF)
      • Cloud Power – Results of the GÉANT 3+ project (PDF)
      • GÉANT Cloud Activity Standard Presentation – How European NRENs are working together on clouds (PDF)