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City Network to power European research

January 26, 2021
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City Network, a leading global supplier of cloud services based on OpenStack, has been a selected supplier to the Open Clouds for Research Environments project (OCRE). The project aims to accelerate cloud adoption in the research community by making it easier to access commercial cloud services for researchers and research institutions across Europe.

As a result, City Network’s cloud services will be part of the OCRE Cloud Catalogue and made available for researchers and research institutions in 40 European countries through 473 OCRE IaaS+ framework agreements. 

The OCRE Cloud Framework and OCRE Cloud Catalogue will support state-of-the-art research. It will explore new ways to procure, fund, and use in-demand digital solutions while benefiting from volume discounts. In short, this allows research institutions to avoid bureaucratic barriers that prevent researchers from easy access to cloud services.  

“As the European cloud alternative, we are thrilled to be part of the OCRE Cloud Framework and support the future development of Europe research and digital innovation with open infrastructure”, said Johan Christenson, CEO and founder of the City network. 

For more information about OCRE and the announcement, please visit