Fully funded cloud computing services for science on CREODIAS with OCRE initiative

Researchers and scientists can now get financing for cloud services provided on CREODIAS.eu platform by CloudFerro, the platform operator that has been registered as a qualified OCRE supplier for all European countries.

OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments)  is a platform that can finance the use of cloud processing in scientific research projects.

OCRE provides funding for scientific and research institutions with the aim to foster cloud adoption. The combined OCRE budget  is 9,5 million EUR, including 5 million EUR for cloud computing services and 4,5 million EUR for EO services.

Members of Research Community can now benefit from full funding for  infrastructure-cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and the adoption of digital Earth Observation (EO) services in their scientific and research projects. OCRE can also cover the costs of cloud computing services offered on CREODIAS platform, and in addition, specific services of Earth Observation.

We are proud to become a cloud provider for OCRE and thus participate in the process of taking the European science to a new level. OCRE funding is a great opportunity for all the education and science community who will now be able to gain funding for advanced cloud-computing services on CREODIAS.eu – comments Maciej Krzyżanowski, the CEO of CloudFerro, the operator of CREODIAS platform. OCRE funding is an answer to the limitations that many research institutions face, such as a lack of scalable IT resources or high costs of infrastructure maintenance. Becoming a qualified OCRE supplier, CloudFerro has once again proved to be a reliable partner, who delivers high quality services and excellent customer experience. – adds Maciej Krzyżanowski.

CloudFerro has been a trusted supplier of cloud computing services for many renowned European institutions such as the European Space Agency ESA, ECMWF, EUMETSAT or German Space Agency DLR. The company provides and operates cloud computing platforms for storing and processing big data sets.

Learn more on the OCRE and other funding options from CloudFerro website, a webinar recording or OCRE website.

If you have any questions or need help with applying for OCRE funding, please contact sales@creodias.eu.

Author: EARSC

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