Public cloud solutions easier to use thanks to European grant

GÉANT awarded a consortium consisting of SURF, Oracle, Microsoft, Bechtle and Quistor a sum of 400.000 euros to boost public cloud adoption by Dutch universities and research institutes.

This so-called OCRE-funding will support a collaborative effort to establish interoperability between SURF's Research Cloud and the cloud technologies offered by Oracle and Microsoft. This joint effort is expected to foster the adoption of cloud services among Dutch universities and research institutions, enabling them to leverage cutting-edge technology to enhance their research efforts. OCRE is a flagship programme of GÉANT, the collaboration of European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs).

Faster and more cost-effective solutions for research

The GÉANT OCRE funding makes it possible to make scientific open-source software easily available on national HPC research infrastructures and public clouds through the MultiXscale project. By optimising the open-source software for all these cloud platforms, HPC user communities can build faster and more cost-effective solutions for research. The goal is to allow researchers to use advanced scientific resources efficiently and streamlined without complex technical requirements.