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MetaCentrum Cloud is published in EOSC Marketplace

MetaCentrum Cloud is published in EOSC Marketplace. The service provides an infrastructure as a service for scientific users, working in international projects supported by e-INFRA CZ. It provides an easy-to-use admin web interface and a programmable API for managing virtual machines, networks,… Continue Reading →

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 →

EOSC-Pillar: mixing national recipes to build the European Open Science Cloud

Leveraging National Initiatives of the EU Member States and Science-driven thematic initiatives to help build an Open Science and FAIR-data based EOSC Officially kicked off on 5 July 2019 in Rome, for the next 3 years, EOSC-Pillar will coordinate national Open… Continue Reading →

Cloud security part 10 – identity management in Microsoft Azure

A new post on cloud security from the GEANT Cloud Team has been published, focusing on Microsoft Azure and the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) identity management. This document addresses another important aspect of cloud security – identity management. While… Continue Reading →

Successful Cloud & IaaS workshop at EaPEC 2018 conference

Despite the heavily-armed security detail watching over President Erdoğan’s departure and the blocked roads surrounding the venue, nearly 20 curious EaPEC 2018 participants joined GÉANT Cloud Team members Maria Ristkok, Jiří Navrátil and Darko Paric for the ‘Clouds and IaaS’… Continue Reading →

Calls for Proposals for Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing (CS3) now open

Calls for proposals for the 5th edition of the Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing (CS3) are now open at https://cs3.infn.it The Cloud Storage Services for File Synchronization and Sharing (CS3) focuses on innovative storage systems and their integration with… 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 →

Google Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Workshop at TNC18 Sunday 10 June 15:00 – book now!

The power and opportunities machine learning and artificial intelligence can offer research and education could be limitless. From image and language analysis to managing huge datasets and extracting insights, AI and ML will revolutionise the use and manipulation of data… 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 →

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