We act for the whole of UK education and research to bring you a range of competitive cloud solutions, including a range of frameworks that save you time and money.

How we can help you

Backup and storage

Cloud storage lets you access data from anywhere, any time, while cloud site recovery helps you protect important applications.

  • Arkivum offline data archiving solution
    - via our data archiving framework
  • Amazon Web Services such as S3, Glacier, and EBS
  • Microsoft Azure storage (Blobs, Table, Queue and Files) as well as Backup and Site Recovery
  • Storage solutions from original cloud providers - CloudSigma, Dimension Data and Interoute

    - all via the GÉANT IaaS framework

Computing resources

Deploy in the cloud via virtual machines and benefit from unlimited high-performance computing resources, NoSQL and SQL database services.

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines (VM) and VM Scale Sets
  • CloudSigma VMs: Uni Lab and Research Lab
  • Computing resources from other original cloud providers - Dimension Data and Interoute

    - all via the GÉANT IaaS framework

Direct connectivity

Cost-effective, reliable and resilient connectivity to Azure – via the Janet Network and Microsoft’s Azure connection service, ExpressRoute.

Networking / infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Create private networks in the cloud with full control over IP addresses, DNS servers, security rules and traffic flows.

  • Amazon Elastic Load Balancing and Route 53
  • Microsoft Azure products - Load Balancer ,Virtual Network and Active Directory
  • Networking services from original cloud providers - CloudSigma, Dimension Data and Interoute

    - all via the GÉANT IaaS framework

Shared data centres (north and south)

A cost-effective solution for UK research and education through the co-location of systems and services.

Help and support

Take advantage of our tailored consultancy services as well as our help with ensuring your IT systems support your organisation's vision.


Purchasing services through our GÉANT IaaS framework and data archiving framework will give you access to a wide range of cloud suppliers, and their products, at specially-negotiated rates. You'll also benefit from a pre-negotiated call-off agreement that applies to all suppliers on the framework.

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Quick Guide

Cloud computing

A quick look at the benefits for institutions of adopting a cloud first strategy.

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G-Cloud providers

The following cloud providers are directly connected to the Janet Network. Access them via the G-Cloud framework.
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