Clouds In Focus

Introducing Orange Business Services

We are delighted to join the GÉANT community as an official OCRE Cloud Framework provider. We look forward to bringing our extensive expertise in IT services to GÉANT, to provide secure, easy-to-use cloud services via our open-source Flexible Engine platform.

At Orange Business Services, we’re passionate about using collaboration to drive innovation and ideas. We think that philosophy aligns perfectly with the GÉANT mission to be Europe’s leading collaboration initiative for e-infrastructure and services in research and education.

Our cloud technology is state-of-the-art, and our offering is built with trust as a fundamental. Using our Flexible Engine cloud platform means your data is secured, and sovereignty is assured. Flexible Engine ensures you get the support you need and visibility into what you are consuming. You also benefit from end-to-end orchestration and the know-how of Europe’s biggest cybersecurity services provider, Orange Cyberdefense.

Furthermore, Flexible Engine brings you the benefits of our in-house data expertise across the entire cloud journey. We also support you with professional services, to help you get as much as possible from your cloud experience.


What Orange can do for GÉANT

Orange is a European leader in IT services. We specialize in providing small to large organizations, in both the public and private sectors, with all the tools they need to thrive. We also guarantee the availability and protection of data in line with all relevant European laws and regulations such as GDPR. Your data is safe with us.

We look forward to extending our expertise to Europe’s academic institutions and bringing all our knowledge to bear on public cloud for the GÉANT community. Flexible Engine can enable organizations in the GÉANT community with all the power and agility cloud offers. From hosting applications to testing and developing new ones, storage to Big Data analytics, data lakes to AI, data backup to business continuity and disaster recovery.

Perfect for academic institutions

Even prior to COVID-19, technology solutions in education were rapidly on the rise: global edtech investments reached $18.7 billion in 2019. The overall market for virtual learning has been projected to reach $350 billion by 2025. This increasing need, married to growing demand for digital tools from researchers, students, and faculty, prompts a need for a robust and scalable infrastructure that is optimized for research and education users. Flexible Engine provides all this, plus control and visibility via our online console.

Orange understands the importance of streamlined procurement to academic institutions. That’s why we work directly with our customers, without using third-party distributors, and integrate, manage and supervise all the components of our solution – applications, software and hardware. This is designed to make your cloud adoption journey as simple and cost-effective as can be. With over 1,800 cloud specialists in local offices across Europe, you can speak directly to one of our Cloud Coaches any time you have any kind of cloud concerns.

Peace of mind

Your confidence in how data is handled is important to us: we want you to be able to relax and focus on innovating and collaborating, not worrying about the safety and security of your data. In addition to world class cybersecurity offerings, Orange is a founding member of GAIA-X and a key contributor to the development of guidelines and core services for a new federated, open data infrastructure in Europe.

Our Flexible Engine for the OCRE/ GÉANT community offers

  • Special discount programs for OCRE Cloud framework institutions
  • A program of workshops addressing key Cloud services for R&E institutions
  • No charge for outbound internet traffic
  • Direct connectivity with GÉANT network
  • Professional services, on-site support and cloud coaches, available in English and French
  • 24/7 support and introductory workshops to facilitate service on-boarding
  • Management console to set Identity and Access Management (IAM) users and policies, self-order and self-provision services, and to monitoring resources, consumptions and associated costs.

Our public cloud offering

Flexible Engine is a high-performance and scalable cloud infrastructure, fully controllable via API or our easy-to-use console. We give you a complete IaaS solution with a wide range of PaaS features.

  • +50 Services & features
  • 17,200 virtual machines
  • 32,500 terabytes stored
  • 2,100 customer domains
  • 99% service guarantee

Flexible Engine is fully aligned to the OCRE Cloud Framework and the ideal choice for GÉANT cloud today and tomorrow.

To find out more about how Flexible Engine can help you, please visit Orange Business Services

Orange is proud to sponsor TNC21 -Visit our virtual booth at TNC and join us for our Technical Workshop Sessions on Monday 21st June 12:00-14:00

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