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Janet brokerage

  1. 1. Janet BrokerageAoC November 2012
  2. 2. Janet background• National Research and Education Network• 100Gb core• 18 million end users• Underpins UK research & education
  3. 3. Brokerage background• The Brokerage was set up to: – Promote the use of cloud and off site data centre facilities – By reducing the hurdles to adoption – To create efficiencies (save the sector money)
  4. 4. Challenges• ‘The trough of disillusionment and the slope of enlightenment’
  5. 5. Challenges in HE• Consumer IT is cloud driven• Student experience is a major business driver• Cloud adoption and governance is formative• Technology and purchasing change• Integrating clouds is not always straightforward• Fear of vendor lock in
  6. 6. Costing IT services
  7. 7. Just about cost?• Is IT an overhead or a service provider driving change?• Opportunity needs to be considered too: – Rapid change required – Skills shortages – Mergers – Lack of capital funds
  8. 8. Cloud email and collaboration• Awareness: – Due diligence paper produced – Online briefings conducted• Commercial discussions: – Feedback from a number of universities – Collaborative with several institutions and Microsoft• Significant savings: – Collective legal and commercial work – Channelled through Janet Brokerage• Next steps: – Formalise the contractual work – Google Apps for education
  9. 9. Find out more – https://www.ja.net/products-services/janet-brokerage – Join our community group https://community.ja.net/groups/janet-brokerage – Twitter http://www.twitter.com/janet_cloud
  10. 10. Shan RahulanBrokerage@ja.netJanet, Lumen HouseLibrary Avenue, Harwell OxfordDidcot, Oxfordshiret: +44 (0) 1235 822200f: +44 (0) 1235 822399e: Service@ja.net

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