Microsoft and JANET announced a strategic Alliance Agreement which will involve a direct connection of the JANET network to Microsoft Datacentres, and the Microsoft Azure cloud service portfolio.
This agreement offers a cost effective solution for research storage and of course backup requests from schools and faculties. One barrier holding back Cloud adoption for research is the time it takes to transfer large datasets from the lab to the cloud for analysis. This new link between Janet and the Azure Cloud removes this barrier, and enables IT to offer resources quickly and efficiently, on a ‘pay as you use’ basis with no capital outlay and impact on the data centre.
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