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Jisc, working closely with two sets of Anchor Tenants, have set up two single supplier framework agreements for the detailed design, supply, installation, configuration, commissioning and maintenance of shared datacentre facilities. Our first shared data centre framework was established in  July 2014 and covers a shared data centre in the south of England.  The shared data centre is located in Slough and is operated by Jisc's partner VIRTUS. Our second shared data centre framework was established in October 2016 and covers a shared data centre in the north of England.  The shared data centre is located in Leeds and is operated by Jisc's partner aql. The framework agreements enable the long-term utilisation of the datacentre environment for a range of activities including: §  High performance computing (HPC) systems with high power requirements but moderate availability requirements §  Administration, teaching and learning systems with moderate power requirements but high availability requirements §  Other research systems that may have a requirement for higher levels of data confidentiality, and to operate in an NHS/Higher Education secure research zone   The terms of the framework agreements are five years from launch, with the possibility of extension for two further periods of five years subject to review at each five year break point with an overall period of up to 15 years. This group is for customer's that are using or wishing to use the Shared Data Centre 

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Shared Datacentre Buyers Guide

20 August 2014 at 1:52pm

The Shared Datacentre buyers guide.