For several years now, there have been Europe-wide framework agreements for cloud services that are specifically tailored to the needs of the education, science and research sectors. ACOnet participants can use these framework agreements to call up various cloud services without tendering.
- From mid-2017, the GÉANT "IaaS Cloud Services" Framework provided a wide range of IaaS cloud services (IaaS = Infrastructure as a Service).
These framework agreements expired at the end of 2020.
- From January 2021, the successor project OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) should have followed seamlessly. The OCRE IaaS+ framework agreements will not only include offers for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), but also offers for PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service). Special offers for Earth Observation Services are planned as well.
Unfortunately, the OCRE project is starting with a delay. As of the end of January 2021, it is known which cloud suppliers will offer services in Austria, but all administrative details are still unclear. As soon as we learn more, we will inform you here.
In case of urgent questions please contact us at cloud(at)aco.net.