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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 →

GDPR, cloud and the shared responsibility model

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides organisations that process data through cloud services with some unique challenges and opportunities. Before talking about GDPR obligations, we must talk a little bit about the cloud shared responsibility model. This model is… Continue Reading →

Quality in the Cloud: cost savings and operational success in Ireland

It’s not every day that a state organisation, charged with the responsibility of promoting quality and accountability in education and training services, finds itself a pioneer in the migration of institutional IT services to cloud-based solutions. This case study on… Continue Reading →

Read the new issue of the cloud newsletter from GÉANT

Another newsletter from the GÉANT cloud activity is now out. Get an update on the progress of the IaaS framework agreements, see what happened at the GÉANT symposium, or get an update on new promotional materials. These, and other updates,… Continue Reading →

Arista Networks at TNC17

Arista Networks, Inc. – a leader in Software Defined Cloud Networks – are exhibiting at TNC17. On the stand, Arista are exhibiting their 7280R series of switching and routing products, providing 100GbE full-Internet-scale IPv4 and IPv6 routing (AS1122) for the… Continue Reading →

Cloud Management Portals: control rooms for the latest developments in IT

Many IT departments do not have enough control over the cloud solutions that their employees have been using in recent years – often on their own initiative. Cloud Management Platforms offer a solution to this issue. SURFnet has set up… Continue Reading →

The GÉANT Cloud Summit – getting ready for adoption

Around 70 representatives from European NRENs and cloud service suppliers gathered in Utrecht for the GÉANT Cloud Summit 31 January and 1 February. The summit is a part of the efforts to offer a range of infrastructure services to European… Continue Reading →

What Have the Task Forces Ever Done for Us?

Community groups The GÉANT Task Forces and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have long been a core part of the GÉANT community. They provide an environment for people working in specialist areas across our NRENs and the broader community to come… Continue Reading →

Infrastructure as a Service Procurement: ​helping deliver services to NRENs across Europe​​​​​

The team working on the Pan-European procurement of IaaS services for European NRENs and their institutions met in Trondheim 25 & 26 January. Experts from seven different NRENs are part of the team. Through this collective tender we expect to establish good conditions… Continue Reading →

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