On February 14, 2018 the first meeting of a new Inter-University Cloud Forum was held at IUCC. Fifteen IT staff from Israel’s universities gathered for a working meeting to discuss cloud computing. The meeting was led by Eyal Estrin, IUCC’s Cloud Architect.

The discussions covered an introduction to IUCC’s cloud offering, implementation of the GÉANT Framework in Israel, tips for managing AWS environments and Microsoft Azure costs. The discussions focused on the unique challenges of using cloud services by researchers, with an emphasis on budgets, allocation and information security.

IUCC expressed its plans and intentions to support and work alongside institutions to assist in exploiting the advantages of cloud services and the added value the GÉANT framework single market will hopefully bring to the table.

Submitted by Audrey Gerber

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