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Access to Commercial Services Through the EOSC-hub

Objective

The Open Cloud for Research Environments consortium combines the expertise of four partners to enable access and drive the adoption and use of commercial digital services by the European research community. Essential for interdisciplinary research, these services include:
• Commodity type commercial digital services, such as:
• Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), providing compute, storage, network and related services, and a
platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage applications as a public cloud service.
• Software as a Service (SaaS), an on-demand software licensing and delivery model in which software is used by the customer on a
subscription basis and is hosted by the supplier as a public cloud service. File storage (sync and share), online collaboration,
simulation and virtualisation tools are example services.

• Secure Earth Observation commercial services, which make use of the Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS).

After gathering user requirements, the OCRE will manage the adoption funds and buy resources from the selected suppliers (OCRE will act as customer) and make cloud resources available to institutions. Such a delivery vehicle is effective and efficient for the supply as well as the demand side.

Service adoption is the key focus of this work. A legal and technical mechanism (The OCRE Business Management Platform) will be created to integrate a range of these commercial services into the EOSC hub in order to make them more easily available to researchers.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAEOSC-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

GEANT VERENIGING
Address
Hoekenrode 3
1102 BR Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 10 335 000

Participants (3)

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 560 000
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
RHEA SYSTEM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 830 000
Address
Avenue Einstein 8
1300 Wavre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRUST-IT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 275 000
Address
Via Bixio 25
56125 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)