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Outcomes EOSC Future Procurement Call 1: European Research e-Infrastructures – Distribution of Commercial Cloud Services

The results are in! After extensive deliberation and oversight, the EOSC Future project is ready to announce the outcomes of its first procurement call: European Research e-Infrastructures – Distribution of Commercial Cloud Services mini-competition. Read more to discover the awardees and their solutions for making commercial services more accessible to R&E communities in the EU and UK via the EOSC Marketplace! A new funding mechanism: Opportunities for European RIs and commercial cloud services through EOSC In October 2022, the EOSC Future project published the EUR 2 million (+VAT) EOSC Future mini-competition call as part of a EUR 4.8 million adoption funding programme supported by the EU, aimed at bridging the gap between commercial...

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OCRE Policy Brief: OCRE’s experience through researchers’ eyes

Recommendations on how to improve access to cloud and EO services for the scientific community in Europe Since  its  launch  in  January  2019,  the  EU-funded  Open  Clouds  for  Research  Environments  (OCRE) project has greatly improved ease of access to cloud services and EO data for researchers through several tendering processes. OCRE has played a strong supporting role in the development of cloud computing and innovation in Europe by providing European public institutions with an online catalogue of commodity-type commercial digital services. Via the catalogue the project granted access to a vast choice of cloud and EO data suppliers, many of whom were not previously available, and provided volume discounts to both research and...

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OCRE Cloud Framework & Catalogue Empowers European Research

20 January 2021 The OCRE project is pleased to announce the award of a total of 473 OCRE IaaS+ framework agreements, that will ease access to commercial cloud services for researchers and research institutions in 40 European countries. Researchers will be able to benefit from 27 different commercial cloud-based platforms that were sourced through the OCRE IaaS+ Tender concluded mid-2020 and have been made available through the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in the OCRE Cloud Catalogue from today. Although not every platform is available in every country, each country has eight or more platforms to choose from. The new OCRE Cloud Framework builds on and supersedes the original GÉANT IaaS Cloud Framework agreements that...

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