In recent years, students, lecturers and researchers have been making ever-increasing use of cloud services. Part of the European education and research community uses the Microsoft Azure platform, for example, to spin up virtual machines off campus – in the cloud. SURFnet plays a key role in this, by providing a high-bandwidth extension of the campus network to its own area of the Microsoft cloud. We use the OGF-standardised protocol Network Service Interface – Connection Service (NSI-CS) for this. How can this ensure the delivery of fast, high-bandwidth cloud services throughout Europe? Read the SURFnet blog post.
Submitted by Judith Verhoeven