Short talks, highlighting ongoing work under the University Modernisation Fund (UMF) to invest in in cloud computing, shared IT infrastructure, support to deliver virtual servers, storage and data management applications for universities and colleges in England.
Introducing the University Modernisation Fund (UMF)
Rachel Bruce, Innovation Director, Digital Infrastructure, JISC
UMF Shared IT infrastructure - The JANET brokerage service
Dan Perry, Head - Stategy Business, JANET (UK)
This talk will outline the JANET brokerage service, established for institutions' procurement of shared virtual servers and data centre capacity. The broker will act both within the Higher Education (HE) sector and between the HE sector and commercial suppliers.
UMF Shared IT infrastructure - The Eduserv pilot cloud infrastructure
Matt Johnson, Head of Research, Eduserv
This talk will outline Eduserv's core virtual server infrastructure ('cloud'), set up to offer discounted data management and storage services to HE institutions.
UMF Shared IT infrastructure - The role of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
Kevin Ashley, Director of IT, Digital Curation Centre
This talk will outline DCC's role in delivering the UMF shared IT infrastructure.