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Audrey Gerber

Cloud highlights from TNC19

From cloud user stories, vendor workshops and discussions to strategic sessions on the future of implementing cloud services in the NREN community and other EC-sponsored programs, everyone seemed to be talking about cloud services and deployment at TNC19 in Tallinn…. Continue Reading →

AWS and Azure technical training for European institutions

The SURF offices in Utrecht were abuzz with activity for the parallel Azure and AWS technical workshops that took place on 4-5 September 2018. 33 registered participants, 5 instructors, 2 GÉANT cloud team members and a visiting service canine enjoyed… Continue Reading →

New RESTENA cloud framework user story

Lycée des Arts et Métiers (LAM) in Luxembourg asked RESTENA to help them identify a suitable cloud provider for hosting the teaching material for a part of a course, in order to improve efficiency and management.        … Continue Reading →

GÉANT Cloud Security Resource

Welcome to the Cloud Security Resource Area where Eyal Estrin, a cloud architect at the Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) will review some of the fundamental concepts of cloud security in the context of academia, take a deep dive into security… Continue Reading →

ROC Midden Nederland deploys Microsoft Azure fall-back solution from SURFcumulus

ROC Midden Nederland in Utrecht, Netherlands, leverages the power of the GÉANT IaaS Framework with a Microsoft Azure solution purchased through SURFcumulus to protect its mission-critical data from the vulnerability of a single point of failure. In the event of… Continue Reading →

ARCUS College in the Netherlands deploys cloud services through the IaaS framework

When on-site hardware was end-of-life in 2017, Arcus College turned to SURFcumulus, a service of the Dutch NREN SURF, and chose the GÉANT IaaS framework to ensure not just the best price, but also that cloud services be scrutinised for… Continue Reading →

AWSome Day 2018 for Israeli academia

The Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are pleased to bring AWSome Day 2018 to Israel’s academic community. Submitted by Audrey GerberClick here to read the full article

SWITCH Hosts 3rd Higher Education Cloud Day

On 10 April 2018, SWITCH hosted the 3rd Higher Education Cloud Day at the University of Bern. The Higher Education Cloud Days are an open and collaborative environment to gain knowledge shared user experiences and best practices. The program highlighted… Continue Reading →

Spanish consortium launches UNIDisc storage solution via the GÉANT Cloud offering

   When the Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC) looked toward the clouds to improve effectiveness and efficiency by leveraging synergies and economies of scale to bring state of the art services to its members, they found the right… Continue Reading →

UH-Sky Microsoft Azure event

On 21 March 2018, the Norwegian higher education cloud initiative (UH-sky) organised a conference on Microsoft Azure, on how IT organisations can use cloud services in their everyday routines. Eighty participants, developers and technical managers from ICT departments gathered at… Continue Reading →

Israel launches Inter-University Cloud Forum

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… Continue Reading →

IUCC hosts GDPR workshop

In light of technological developments that allow the nearly unlimited collection and exchange of information on the internet, cellular internet and the Internet of Things (IoT), protecting privacy has become a vital right, and a vulnerability, for individuals. On December… Continue Reading →

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