NICIS Service Catalogue

SANReN Services

FileSender (Academic)
Free*
Its a Web-based application for file sharing
Available free to use for members of the academic community
Share files of up to 100 GB
*Zero cost to user
Use Cases: Students, lecturers, and researchers
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DATA TRANSFER PILOT (Academic)
Free*
It is a data transfer service
Available free to use for members of the NREN community
Transient storage only with a limited disc space.
Will assist researchers move research data to more permanent storage.
*Zero cost to user
Share files greater than 100 GB
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PERT (Academic)
Free*
Assist with the resolution of network-related issues
Use Cases: Consultancy service for the resolution of the network performance and the performance issues for the services offered by SANReN
Advises on overcoming performance limitations
Helps transfer large data of more than 100G
*Zero cost to user
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Connectivity (Academic)
Free*
Providing network connectivity for R&E community
Use Cases: Network connectivity to qualifying R&E institutions. Connects qualifying sites to the SANReN High Speed Network. Typical connections are 1Gbps for small sites, 10Gbps for larger sites, also offering 100Gbps for the largest sites, e.g. university main campuses.
Capex is free, operational cost apply
*Zero cost to user
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Eduroam
Free*
It’s a wireless service
Use Cases: Students and researchers can access WI-FI internet service in eduroam participating institutions such as airpots, libraries, and university campus
Allows any user from an eduroam participating site to get network access
*Zero cost to user
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CSIRT
Free*
Responsible for mitigating information security incidents.
Use Cases: Annual vulnerability assessment service to identify, classify, report on and provide remediation advice for security weaknesses of an institution's IT infrastructure. Weekly announcement service to provide relevant information for mitigating the occurrence of information security incidents / malicious activity
Provide support to institutions responding to information security incidents.
*Zero cost to user
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CHPC Services

HPC & GPU Cluster(Academic**)
6 Month Period
Free*
Harnessing High-Performance Computing and GPU Technology
Use Cases: Process data & simulations at scale, enable ML insights
Dell Peta-scale Cluster
30x Nvidia V100 GPU Nodes
Parallel Lustre Storage 4 PB
Centos OS
Over a billion core hours used by over 2000 users
*Requires evaluation every 6-months to renew
**Includes Public non-commercial public-interest
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HPC & GPU Cluster (Commercial)
per core.h
R0.45+VAT
Harnessing High-Performance Computing and GPU Technology
Use Cases: Process data & simulations at scale, enable ML insights
Dell Peta-scale Cluster
30x Nvidia V100 GPU Nodes
Parallel Lustre Storage 4 PB
Centos OS
Over 10 million hours used by commercial users
12 Month Commercial Agreement
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Sebowa Cloud Services (Academic**)
6 Month Period
Free*
Build applications and websites fast with cloud resources
Use Cases: Launch simple web apps, create custom websites, spin up test environments
Openstack Cloud with Ceph storage (3 copies)
*Requires evaluation every 6-months to renew
**Academia, Research project, & NGOs
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Sebowa Cloud Services (Commercial)
12 Month Period
Tiered*
Build applications and websites fast with cloud resources
Use Cases: Launch simple web apps, create custom websites, spin up test environments
Openstack Cloud with Ceph storage (3 copies)
* R0.23 per vCPU hour
* R0.14 per GB hour of vMemory(vRAM)
* R0.0017 per GB hour of storage (volumes, images and block storage)
12 Month Commercial Agreement
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DIRISA Services

Data Deposit Tool
6 Month Period**
Free*
The Data Deposit Tool allows subscribed users to reliably and safely store their research data. The DDT Tool is considered a tool that is useful for active research data. Users have 50GB of storage for their personal use.
50GB Storage
*Includes Academic & Public non-commercial public-interest
**Requires evaluation every 6-months to renew
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SA DMP Tool
6 Month Period**
Free*
The South African Data Management Planning tool (SA DMP) allows subscribed researchers to create Data Management Plans (DMPs) that meet and conform to the requirements of universities and funders.
*Includes Academic & Public non-commercial public-interest
**Requires evaluation every 6-months to renew
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Digital Object Identifier
6 Month Period
Free*
DIRISA is currently registered as a member of DataCite and is able to issue Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to researchers for their data objects.
*Includes Academic & Public non-commercial public-interest
**Requires evaluation every 6-months to renew
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