Microsoft Azure OCRE Framework

Microsoft Azure OCRE Framework

Accelerate your education and research institution with a secure and reliable cloud platform in less time for less cost and minimal effort.

European academic research and science is at the forefront of solving global challenges at a rapidly increasing rate and is dominated by exponentially growing data. Researchers are overcoming the challenges of scale, collaboration, and compliance, while minimising cost and complexity, by using Microsoft Azure to achieve unmatched time to insight, scale, and price-performance on the cloud built for high performance computing, data, and analytics.

University’s central technical infrastructure requirements are increasingly complex with thousands of applications and services and a diverse infrastructure. Microsoft Azure provides a secure, scalable cloud infrastructure that will run your mission-critical applications with increased operational agility and security.

Using Microsoft Azure’s high-performance computing, data and analytics – procured through the Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) framework – institutions can accelerate
tender award processes and overcome the challenges of scale, collaboration and compliance while minimising cost and complexity.

Micromail can offer the following to Higher and Further Education organisations as part of the OCRE framework:

  • Discounted Azure consumption rates
  • Expert licensing, billing, contractual and procurement advice from our dedicated Education team
  • Azure Professional Services such as Migration, Modernisation of Applications and Cloud Management & Operations delivered by our parent company Ergo, current Microsoft Ireland Partner of the Year
  • LinkedIn Learning at special pricing with Campus-wide licensing options giving access to a digital library of over 16,000 expert-led courses
  • Micromail in association with Microsoft will be running a series of webinars for OCRE customers in the near future. Details to be published soon

To discuss more on Azure and the OCRE framework please email our dedicated Education team at to organise a call.