End-to-end multi-cloud technology solutions company, Rackspace Technology has been selected by one of the world’s largest research and education networks, GEANT‘s new procurement framework, Open Clouds for Research Environments, to provide Amazon Web Services solutions to European researchers. According to the announcement, GEANT made the selection as part of the OCRE IaaS+ tender for commercial cloud services.
Strong demand for commercial cloud services
It aims to empower research institutions and universities to move their IT environments to the cloud. Rackspace also stated that European Researchers and the wider Educational Community have had their digital transformations held back due to the absence of procurement frameworks and technical skills, until now. The OCRE project aims to meet the strong demand for commercial cloud services. Mahesh Desai, Chief Relationship Officer, EMEA at Rackspace Technology, said,
“As European research institutions and universities seek to accelerate their journey to the cloud, the OCRE project removes barriers creating a seamless connection into the IT ecosystem. Rackspace Technology has exceptional managed services expertise within the AWS cloud environment and has delivered truly valuable business outcomes for customers across EMEA. As an integral partner of AWS and we’re excited to begin empowering these organizations to enhance their capabilities through the cloud.”