About Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) and AWS
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 organisations1 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
Examples of containers
Amazon Elastic Container Registry
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (EKS)
Examples of databases
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Examples of machine learning
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
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.
1 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.