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This is a place to discuss Jisc Cloud Services and related topics, including cloud storage and research data management, amongst other things.

Jisc's cloud blog post is available at:

There you can read about whether cloud benefits outweigh the challenges and what it costs to migrate apps to the cloud.

CESG has some useful documents on Cloud security guidance and best practice - just follow the link

Blog Article

The Article 29 Working Party of European data protection supervisors had hoped to make a full statement on the EU/US Safe Harbor agreement at the end of January. However this has now been postponed, probably until mid-April. The European Court of Justice declared last October that the original Safe Harbor did not guarantee adequate protection when personal data were transferred from Europe to the USA.


Martin Hamilton and Dan Perry at Jisc have written a report on the future of cloud computing. Click here to find out more about the origins of cloud services, their implications for institutions, what Jisc has done to help institutions adopt cloud services and some ideas on what Jisc can do in the future. Included in that report are success stories from the organisations that use cloud services - read about the collaboration, research and cost savings that have been realised.


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Cloud, nothing very new in that, clouds with pay as you go timesharing services attached were a common picture in slide shows as far back as the 1970s. However new technology makes it a whole lot easier and quicker to move from ideas on a slide to a powerful service reality. All very good but no service will manage itself, service management demands won't disappear and it is still necessary to deal with security, resilience and performance not to mention migration from one provider to another.

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