Optimal conditions of use
GÉANT has prepared conditions of use documentation that highlights the appropriate right conditions of use vendors must comply with to engage with the NREN community and be included in the GÉANT Cloud Catalogue.
By aggregating demand across the community and negotiating integrated brokerage, framework contracts, terms and conditions of use, NRENs and vendors can maximise benefits.
Federated AAI via eduGAIN
eduGAIN interconnects research and education identity federations and enables the trustworthy exchange of information between service providers and research and education institutions or other identity providers. This means simpler access to third party cloud services that benefit collaboration in the research and education community. eduGAIN provides access to online services that students, researchers and educators need while minimising the number of accounts users and service providers have to manage – reducing costs, complexity and security risks. It gives service providers access to a large pool of users internationally, and allows users to access resources of peer institutions or commercial or cloud services using their one trusted identity.
Peering with GÉANT
By network peerings with GÉANT, cloud service providers and the NRENs deliver a high quality service in terms of performance, security and end-to-end service assurance. Peerings also make it possible to minimize or remove the data transport related costs that have been a barrier to the adoption of cloud services by research and education institutions.