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Jisc has been selected by GÉANT as the UK’s sole Amazon Web Services (AWS) reseller on the OCRE cloud framework.

This means we can help eligible UK institutions move into cloud and offer a 14% discount on all eligible AWS products (not including AWS Marketplace services) including compute, containers, databases and machine learning with no spend commitment.

Eligible organisations* can procure via the framework by completing a call-off contract to buy AWS from Jisc as the AWS reseller.

OCRE – supporting your move to the cloud

The GÉANT OCRE project aims to boost research by accelerating adoption of cloud within the European research community. OCRE brings together cloud providers, EO organisations and the research and education community through service agreements and adoption funding.

The OCRE cloud framework allows for a single reseller per cloud platform per country. We are the reseller for AWS in the UK.

The framework covers public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS): the provision of compute, storage, network and related services and/or a platform allowing customers to develop, run and manage applications as a public cloud service. In addition, software as a service (SaaS) is also  available in terms of file storage, online collaboration, simulation and virtualisation tools.

Examples of AWS

Examples of AWS Compute

  • EC2
  • AWS Batch
  • Amazon Lightsail
  • AWS Lambda

Examples of containers

  • Amazon Elastic Container Registry
  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (EKS)

Examples of databases

  • Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon Neptune
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Amazon DynamoDB

Examples of machine learning

  • Amazon SageMaker
  • Amazon Forecast
  • Amazon Comprehend
  • Amazon Textract

Jisc cloud support

When you procure AWS through OCRE we will provide you with our Jisc cloud solutions’ AWS managed service core support and we’ll manage patching and monitoring at no extra cost.

The core managed service features:

  • First line support – for AWS Compute, storage, networking, security, identity and compliance, and escalation to AWS Business Support (where purchased)
  • Service desk – for change requests and incident handling
  • Configuration and management of EC2 instance patching and anti-malware
  • Monitoring of EC2 instances – (memory, CPU, disk, network traffic), CloudWatch dashboards, uptime monitoring and alerting
  • Monthly monitoring and reporting – on patching, incident management
  • Access to our billing portal - providing near real-time overviews of your AWS spend

For more information please review the OCRE AWS resell and managed service and our buying AWS through Jisc FAQs.

You may also be interested in reviewing our managed AWS service.

Please note there is a statutory 3.5% NREN fee.

Our partnership with AWS

Jisc is an AWS Consulting Partner and AWS Government Reseller. Our service delivery team are highly certified in AWS and cloud security, which means you can have extensive expertise and experience in cloud and digital transformation on tap when you need it.

Read more information about our partnership with AWS, or more about OCRE on the AWS website.

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Contact your relationship manager to get started.

Alternative routes to procure AWS

If OCRE isn’t right for your organisation, you can procure AWS products through the digital marketplace G-Cloud framework, OGVA and by direct award. Please speak to your relationship manager or contact for further details.

*Eligible organisations include: higher education institutions (HEIs), further education colleges (FE) and research council establishments in the UK. Services are also available to organisations such as local authorities and other bodies who are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia.