April 23,2021


In late January the OCRE project announced the award of a total of 473 OCRE IaaS+ framework agreements, easing access to commercial cloud services for researchers and research institutions in 40 European countries. The 27 different commercial cloud-based platforms sourced through the OCRE IaaS+ Tender have been made available through the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in the OCRE Cloud Catalogue.

We have collected a number of press releases from across the web. This is what others had to say:

Sentia: Sentia nieuwe cloudpartner SURF voor IaaS-diensten

Belnet: Les fournisseurs participant à OCRE sous la loupe

VSHN: Success in OCRE tender: VSHN and Exoscale as cloud providers in catalog for European universities and research institutions

Proact: Proact qualifies as a provider of IT infrastructure services for European research and education community

Setcor: Setcor postao pružatelj usluga clouda za europsku znanstvenu zajednicu

EARSC: Fully funded cloud computing services for science on Creodias with OCRE initiative

Cloudsigma: CloudSigma Joins the OCRE Project and Continues Partnership with the GÉANT Academic Network

Bechtle: Bechtle wins lots for European OCRE tender

ChannelNEWS: SCC France remporte le marché OCRE

x-ion: x-ion ist ausgewählter IaaS-Partner im europaweiten Cloud-Projekt OCRE

Restena: Extended range of cloud suppliers and opportunities

Jisc: Jisc secures the UK AWS reseller position on GÉANT’s OCRE Cloud Framework

Micromail: Micromail announced as the exclusive supplier of Microsoft Azure under the OCRE framework

Google Cloud: New framework expands Google Cloud access globally

TI Sparkle: Sparkle to Accelerate Cloud Adoption in the European Research and Education Community

AWS: European research and education community can now access discounted cloud services faster through new agreement

Microsoft: Microsoft and Open Cloud for Research Environments

Surf: Rackspace Technology becomes a leader for the European Open Science Cloud marketplace

Revolgy: Revolgy offers Google Cloud Solutions for European Research and Education Institutes

ORACLE: 3 ways to benefit from the European public procurement framework for cloud services

Orange: GÉANT selects Orange Business Services as its trusted cloud service provider for pan-European educational and research ecosystems

Quistor: Quistor wins share of European tender for OCRE project

Telefónica: Telefónica Tech and Google Cloud offer GÉANT joint package

Computas: Computas won cloud contract for research communities in 9 European countries

SCC: SCC France remporte le marché OCRE

Phoenix: Phoenix Win Place on the OCRE Cloud Framework & Catalogue

Techzine: Rackspace Technology and AWS make cloud accessible to European researchers

The press releases from both suppliers and NRENs show an excitement for how the OCRE Framework Agreements will improve research outcomes in Europe. Each of the countries covered under the framework has a good selection of both international and European cloud services providers. Several of the NRENs are organising workshops run by different suppliers to showcase the capabilities of their platforms and new opportunities for the European research community provided by OCRE. 

Visit the catalogue now to see what is available for your research institution: