Micromail announced as the exclusive supplier of Microsoft Azure under the OCRE framework

  • 25 January 2021

I am very pleased to announce that Micromail has been selected as the exclusive supplier of Microsoft Azure in Ireland under the OCRE IaaS+ framework agreement. For the past 4 years Micromail has been a supplier of Microsoft Azure under the GEANT framework. OCRE is the successor to GEANT so we are very happy to continue to supply Azure and associated services to the Higher and Further Education community within Ireland for the next 4 years.

The HEAnet is Ireland’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) and HEAnet clients can avail of the OCRE framework.

OCRE Project Director David Heyns (GÉANT) said, “I am really excited by the opportunities this framework provides for the institutes, the NRENs, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), and the successful suppliers of these services. We look forward to showcasing the tremendous benefits that consumable commercial cloud-based services bring to the research and education community in Europe in terms of agility, flexibility and vastly improved outcomes.”

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 talk to your regular Micromail account manager or email our dedicated Education team on info@micromail.ie to organise a call.