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Google Cloud with OCRE and Revolgy

Revolgy will be offering Google Cloud Solutions for European Research and Education Institutes

15. 2. 2020, Prague – Czech cloud company Revolgy won the OCRE tender as a cloud services provider and has been officially selected within the GÉANT IAAS+ Framework Agreement for offering Google Cloud Solutions, as Original Infrastructure Provider (OIP) for all Research
and Education Institutes in the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Serbia.

“We are really proud to be part of this initiative. We strongly believe that education and technology should go hand in hand. We worked hard together with the GÉANT as coordinator and Google Cloud team to make Google Cloud technologies accessible to a legally solid framework agreement and make the Public Cloud accessible to all the research and education institutions.” says Vlad Birsan, Country Manager, Revolgy.

University’s technical infrastructure requirements are pretty complex with many diverse services and applications that must be secure, agile, and scalable. Google Cloud enables all of these demands and researchers will be able to benefit from Google cloud-based services and Revolgy partner support. Challenges such as the high cost of services or endless tenders can now stay in the past. The members of European National Research Education Networks are eligible to use the public cloud agreements negotiated through the OCRE framework without any additional procurement being required – the ready-to-use agreements comply with EU data protection law which allows you to use the services directly.

Quite simply said they will save money and time. According to GÉANT Cloud Services institutions already using cloud services have achieved cost savings of up to 30%, after moving to the framework contracts.

Researchers can also benefit from Revolgy services such as dedicated onboarding sessions for the Google Cloud Project, additional discounts, 24/7 support services with dedicated support channels and a variety of support packages, access to Senior Certified Experts and Engineers
working closely with the Google Products teams. From a technical point of view, there are also multiple APIs dedicated to research activities such as Healthcare or Life Sciences.

All services are Standard Framework Agreement compliant with EU data security and privacy regulations. All cloud platforms are sourced through the OCRE IaaS+ Tender and are available through the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in the OCRE Cloud Catalogue.

Users can easily find what service is available in each country. When entering into the catalog, the user encounters a map of Europe.

OCRE Project Director David Heyns (GÉANT) said, “I am really excited by the opportunities this framework provides for the institutes, the NRENs, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), and the successful suppliers of these services. We look forward to showcasing the tremendous benefits that consumable commercial cloud-based services bring to the research and education community in Europe in terms of agility, flexibility, and vastly improved outcomes.”

Browse through the catalogue now by clicking on this link:

CZECHIA: https://www.ocre-project.eu/services/cloud-suppliers/country/czechrepublic/revolgy

ESTONIA: https://www.ocre-project.eu/services/cloud-suppliers/country/estonia/revolgy

SERBIA: https://www.ocre-project.eu/services/cloud-suppliers/country/serbia/revolgy


Find out more about OCRE and Revolgy on this link: https://revolgy.com/geant-cloud-services/

About OCRE

OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union that aims to enable and facilitate research institutions to use commercial digital services in a safe and easy manner. The Consortium delivering the project includes GÉANT (coordinator), CERN, RHEA, and Trust-IT.

About Revolgy

Revolgy is a cloud provider with more than 20 years of experience in IT out of which the lastest 9 years in Cloud Services. They are considered as important and experienced Google Cloud Partners in EMEA. Revolgy provides access to the tools for enabling innovation, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing for companies of all sizes as well as for projects related to Cloud Life Science, Arts, and Culture. Revolgy also has the ISO 27001 certification.

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