Around 90 participants at SWITCH’s second Higher Education Cloud Day recently gained insights into new developments in the cloud industry. Cloud applications are only being introduced slowly into higher education in comparison to the private sector. SWITCH fills the gap with a range of offers tailored to the needs of universities.
The second Higher Education Cloud Day offered a comprehensive overview with product presentations and reports on SWITCHengines, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Google G-Suite and Office 365. These were complemented by explanations of Microsoft’s data protection policy and aspects of the new General Data Protection Regulation relating to Swiss universities. In addition, the providers serving the Swiss market under the terms of the GÉANT IaaS tender introduced themselves.