If you are a Janet-connected organisation looking to extend your on-premise environment into the cloud, you will recognise the need for cloud connectivity which meets your performance needs and budget.
Cloud connect helps you find the right solution for your needs, whether it's a purpose-built solution or using your existing Janet Network connection with its high-availability, high-capacity and resilient peerings to Microsoft.
How can cloud connect Microsoft benefit my organisation?
Understand your cloud connectivity needs
One of the first challenges for some Janet-connected organisations is understanding your likely traffic volumes. By referring you to our cloud solutions team we can help you estimate traffic volumes so you can plan and budget appropriately, while avoiding the risk of an over- or under-provisioned solution.
Find the right solution for your requirements
Thanks to high-availability peerings, your Janet Network connection may be suitable for most needs allowing you to make the most of the connectivity you have. But there may come a point when it’s beneficial to have a purpose-built connection. We provide advice and guidance as to whether you have reached that need and when and how to scale up your connectivity provision so your connectivity keeps up with your changing needs.
Access flexible terms
Cloud connect Microsoft offers access to flexible contract terms for procurement and cancellation, so you can scale back your commitment if you need to.
Help you understand provider-specific complexities
We can guide you through the specific technical arrangements needed – from bandwidth and billing options to resilience and geographically diverse access.
What cloud connect Microsoft offers
We are a cloud solution provider for Microsoft.
We have Gold cloud platform competency, which means we are recognised for our ability to provide solutions related to Azure. We can resell all services including Azure ExpressRoute and Office 365.
The service can be purchased direct from Jisc, or via the G-Cloud procurement framework.
G-Cloud is a set of simple and legally-compliant frameworks that allow public sector organisations to buy technology products and services more quickly and efficiently than traditional procurement methods.
With G-Cloud, all listed suppliers are pre-vetted to ensure compliance with public contract regulations. Cloud connect has therefore been through a rigorous process to ensure its credibility and suitability for the public sector.
Cloud connect is part of a suite of cloud services provided by Jisc including bespoke consultancy, professional services and managed services which are grounded in our experience serving the digital needs of the research and education sector.
Cloud consultancy - a bespoke consultancy service helping you to use the cloud to achieve wider digital goals. This can include working with you to understand your bandwidth needs so you provision the right cloud connectivity solution
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute - supporting more mature cloud strategies, the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute service lets you extend your on-premise network into the Microsoft cloud, cost-effectively and reliably via a virtual private circuit