Cloud community groups


    This is the Community Group for organisations in Kent connected to the Janet Network.

    The Group aims to help you get the most out of the Janet network. You can find information about:

     - local and national network performance

     - the range of services and connections available to you

     - connection and use policies

     - purchasing frameworks that can save you money on a variety of network products and services.

    In addition you can...


    Janet North West Group


    Welcome to Janet North West; the Janet community in North West England. Here you can find out about:

    Getting help and support with your Janet connection and services.The Janet services and connectivity available to you.Your local Janet activities and events.

    You can also use this Group to:

    Get information and guidance about Janet’s services, policies, technology, etc. For example, you can ask about using Janet’s Frameworks or...

    Potential Service Proposition


    Based on demand from Data Centre – North, and potential demand from Data Centre – South, a proposed service to provide a simple managed tiered storage solution across relevant storage providers utilising the Janet network and existing cloud storage partnerships.


    The Tiered Storage Service would offer a single point of access to storage across multiple providers. A Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) would...


    File Sync and Share

    Please be aware that this service ended on 10 July 2016 and is now closed to new purchases. Any agreements that were set up under the framework prior to the expiry date, will continue until their agreed end date.

    We’re currently gathering requirements for a replacement service that reflects users’ changing requirements: Secure File Sync & Collaboration service

    It would be really helpful if you could let us know what aspects of the...


    Jisc negotiated changes to Microsoft's standard Office 365 Agreement in order to secure an enhanced position for the benefit of institutions wishing to procure Office 365.

    The negotiated amendments cover areas including:

    Standard liability

    Privacy and security measures

    Clarification of jurisdiction and legal precedence, etc.

    Jisc's legal adviser carries out a yearly review of Microsoft's Online Service Terms (OSTs).

    Please note that in order to...


    Jisc procured this secure SMS messaging service under OJEU rules and set up an SMS framework agreement with PageOne.

    The service enables you to manage and distribute messages to specific individuals or groups via their mobiles, landlines, email or pagers. The SMS tariff is a simple flat-rate and is competitively priced.

    Staff and student data security are very important and Janet txt offers clear and contracted commitments on data security and resilience.

    Details about the...


    The Janet SDN (Software Defined Network) testbed is available for use by academic networking researchers.  If you’re interested in using it, read on, or jump to the contact information at the foot of this text. If you log in to the Communities area and have joined the SDN testbed group, you can also view more details of the testbed design and configuration.

    About SDN

    If you’ve stumbled onto this page and just want to find out more about SDN in general, then you...


    Jisc carried out due diligence in reviewing the Google Apps for Education (now G Suite) agreement, and highlighted some areas which may warrant further consideration by organisations preparing to use the agreement, to ensure they fully understand their implications and that the contract still meets their requirements. 


    In conjunction with Google and our legal advisers, Jisc prepared Guidance Notes to draw attention to these areas covering among many others: data...