Unleashing Potential with OCRE Cloud Framework for Azure

Empowering Education through Advanced Cloud Solutions

Unlock limitless possibilities for learning and innovation with OCRE Cloud Framework for Azure. Redefining education through cutting-edge cloud technology.
SoftwareOne can deliver the OCRE benefit and Azure solutions to universities, researchers, and research networks in over 20 countries worldwide.
Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine
Streamlining Cloud for the Research Community
The OCRE framework, available to GÉANT members, enables over 10,000 universities, and research institutions, served by 40 National Research and Education Network (NREN) organisations across Europe, to benefit from:
  • Significant discounts across Azure services.
  • Ready-to-use contracts designed to satisfy national and European public sector procurement regulations and GDPR requirements.
Significantly reduced network traffic costs with Microsoft services connected to the high-performance data networks provided by GÉANT and its NREN partners.
Leverage Azure AD to provide federated SSO and enable RBAC and governance of Azure services.
Leverage SoftwareOne expertise and Microsoft Software Assurance and Student Use Benefits to further reduce Azure costs.
The Azure team that does it all
Rely on our team of cloud migration architects and specialists to design and execute your plan, freeing your team to concentrate on groundbreaking research.
Whether you're pursuing an incremental lift-and-shift migration or a comprehensive modernization of application suites and workflows, our cloud adoption framework ensures a seamless transition, minimizing disruptions to your research projects. Trust us to facilitate a hassle-free cloud migration, enabling researchers to push the boundaries of knowledge and drive impactful discoveries.
We engage stakeholders to identify and prioritise business-critical workloads and dependencies.
We move workloads to the cloud rapidly and securely, at scale, as you run your business as usual.
We coach your team on best practices and identify wasted cloud consumption to rightsize workloads, maximising ROI.
Discover Why Microsoft Azure Excels for Education and Research
Renowned in education and research for its reliability, agility, and superior performance, Microsoft Azure is a trusted platform facilitating students, faculty, and researchers to realize their full potential.
This platform equips institutions with a comprehensive suite of tools encompassing governance, security, cost recovery, monitoring, and reporting solutions. Discover the Azure difference and elevate your institution's capabilities.
Intelligent Research and Education (R&E) institutions can revolutionize their online services by incorporating AI-powered intelligence into applications and processes. Enhance stakeholder engagement and customer service through the deployment of automated service agents. With the power of data models, universities can gain critical insights into student performance, fostering personalized, directed learning.
Productive Azure enhances productivity for students, faculty, and IT irrespective of location. Leveraging resources from Azure Notebooks to task automation, and limitless computing power, Azure promotes rapid discovery and enriches the learning journey. Experience the Azure advantage in productivity.
Hybrid Azure uniquely offers concurrent on-premises and cloud operations, helping R&E institutions augment their existing resources with adaptable cloud services. It allows a user-defined pace and selection for migrating data, workloads, and services.
Trusted Azure aids educational bodies in warding off shadow IT, strengthening data governance, and promoting stakeholder independence. Trusted by 90% of Fortune 500 firms, Azure presents a versatile toolkit for governance, security, cost control, and comprehensive monitoring and reporting.
Your next step
Our team of education specialists are ready to help you get started with OCRE and Azure
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Overcoming cloud journey obstacles
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