OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) project consortium was launched in 2020 as a European-level public procurement tender for a cloud services framework – funded by the European Commission. This framework will ease access to commercial cloud services for universities and public research institutions – about 10,000 entities in 40 countries across Europe. Oracle responded to the tender via its extensive network and on January 20, 2021 OCRE announced the availability of the frameworks in all participating countries.
We could not expect a better start to the new year for our higher education and research customers! Peter Szegedi, Oracle
Oracle – along with other major cloud providers – will be listed in the OCRE Cloud Catalogue including Oracle’s entire technology cloud portfolio i.e., all IaaS/PaaS services that can be purchased for Universal Cloud Credits in OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure). Selected partners will deliver these services to the market in each and every county by adding consultation, implementation, training and other added-value services. Public sector customers don’t need to run their own time-consuming and costly public procurements. In the next 4 years, they can just refer to the framework and simply call-off contracts with the partners for the selected cloud providers and their services.