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Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE)

Promoting research with the Cloud

Urgent need for IT resources in
research and education?

Are you lacking the necessary software tools, IT experts and infrastructure to accelerate your ideas and projects? The European Open Cloud for Research Environments (OCRE) program can meet your needs within a few days. Developed by experts, scientists in research and education can purchase seamlessly integrable, innovative services via OCRE on a pay-per-use basis and with attractive discounts of up to 30%. With its Open Telekom Cloud, T-Systems is one of the service providers qualified for the OCRE program. Our experts advise, support implementation, monitor compliance with data protection and project budgets to ensure you achieve your results on schedule.

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Contact us and your requirement can be implemented within days!

Our T-Systems experts will provide you with a solution tailored to your needs.


The Open Telekom Cloud: European cloud with a comprehensive portfolio

The Open Telekom Cloud is based on OpenStack, the most widely deployed open-source cloud software in the world. Our mission is to provide the best-in-class open-source solutions for all required functions, avoiding vendor lock-ins and enabling users to take back control of programs and data at any point in time. To manage gigabytes and petabytes of science data from various storage, distributed data management and data preservation services are made available.

Since 2016, the Open Telekom Cloud has been connected to the GÉANT e-Infrastructure. Scientists connected to the National Research Network can establish cloud services with sustainable 10G speeds and very low latencies of less than 25ms across Europe. Users can access the Open Telekom Cloud through their eduGAIN and Elixir home identity providers. Metadata attributes can be mapped to e.g. support existing user group configurations.

Open Telekom Cloud is certified for data privacy, security and reliability of the highest standards.

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We guarantee competent support

Support services are available 24/7 in English and German via web and the helpdesk. Unlike other cloud operators, we do not charge extra for this service.
We also offer training programs and a knowledge base that will guide you from the basics to the advanced level of Open Telekom Cloud. On our support page you can also find helpful tools such as FAQs, the Open Telekom Cloud Community, and much more. 


ReferenceOpen Telekom Cloud on the curriculum

The Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science relies on a hybrid-cloud model for teaching and research and on Telekom’s public cloud offering. The Open Telekom Cloud stands out due to data protection and IT security and was well received among students, according to Professor Dr. Lo Iacono.

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ReferenceParticle physics calculations at the Large Hadron Collider

As part of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud project, the Open Telekom Cloud has proven itself as a hybrid expansion component for calculations of particle physics experiments on the Large Hadron Collider. Up to 10,000 CPUs were made available on demand for a period of two years, allowing high-throughput tasks to be processed fully automatically, strengthening the trust in cloud computing services in Europe. 

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ReferenceDemocratization of European satellite data

Accessing satellite data has never been easier - the Open Telekom Cloud provides a secure platform for storing and processing data from the space industry. Start-ups and businesses with smaller budgets no longer require personal, expensive IT resources to access space industry data, opening new opportunities for infrastructure and services.

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More about cloud applications in research

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Whitepaper: Cloud Computing – IT perspective for research and education

Digitalization is increasingly influencing all areas of life. Research and education – both at schools, universities and in the enterprise – will not remain unaffected by the digital changes. The cloud plays an essential role so that education and research can keep up with future requirements.

How to apply

In order to enter a call-off contract under the framework contracts signed between GÉANT and T-Systems, organisations must be a member of a national research network in the 29 European countries where T-Systems is qualified as a cloud provider (see below). Call-off contracts can include cloud services, consulting, training and professional services. The call-off terms are flexible, can include a predefined budget and/or be based on times and material, and have a duration of up to 4 years.

Interested parties are welcome to get further information from the respective national research network or by contacting us.

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Do you have any questions?

OCRE provides every researcher and student in Europe an immediate, compliant and trusted access to state-of-the-art cloud services and will accelerate science.

Programme Manager OCRE
Jurry de la Mar

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