Provides an array of data centre and cloud services
International solutions provider, Logicalis, has said that its high-density data centre (HDDC) and suite of Made to Measure cloud services are now natively connected into JANET, a network dedicated to the needs of education and research in the UK.
The connection to the high bandwidth academic network will provide an array of data centre and cloud services including: Infrastructure as a Service; application hosting for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) servicing the education community, through to high density hosting of virtualisation and supercomputing environments.
The company said that the JANET network connects UK universities, Further Education (FE) colleges, Research Councils, specialist colleges and Adult and Community Learning providers, to provide a shared network backbone and high performance computing facilities at a national and international level.
JANET UK operations director Tim Kidd said the connection into Logicalis’ high density data centre and cloud services will provide education institutions with a range of services dedicated to high performance ICT environments and, through cloud, enable these to scale on-demand.
"It is of benefit to the sector to have partners bring innovative new services and offerings onto JANET, and we are pleased to have Logicalis’ data centre and cloud services available to the entire community," Kidd said.
The company said that natively extending JANET into their data centre and cloud environment, enables JANET’s users and their existing education customers with the ability to extend their campus into their environment and benefit from highly virtualised cloud services and a high-density infrastructure, without the constraints of the Internet or the capital costs incurred through building a shared private network.