Then SWITCHengines can offer you the following benefits:
- Giving access to VMs to a large number of students for interactive use at well defined times and costs
- Simple administration and automated setup of a large number of students and/or VMs
- Adaptive usage and charging model with no up-front investment
- Cost limiting options for all resources used by students.
In addition you get the following advantages:
- All data protected under Swiss law and located only in Switzerland within the academic community network
- Full control by the institutions, including a flexible usage and charging model corresponding to the budgeting needs
- Strong influence on governance via the SWITCH Foundation council
- Direct backbone connection to the SWITCH network and data transfer as well as ingress/egress at no cost
- Multi-year charging models with discounts
Please note that you are entitled to a special discount for education use in the above form.
Here you can find our success stories corresponding to the flavor Education
Choose your model
There are two billing models to choose from:
Either resources are billed “as you go”
or we provide multi year volume discounts for longer-term usage, such as for scientific projects or IT-services
For participating institutions, we combine the two models to provide discounts also if an institution uses a certain amount of resources cumulatively.
Pricing information for Swiss Academia
SWITCHengines Pricing Flyer 2018 (Current as of 24.05.2018)
Currently we are invoicing the following items: CPU, RAM, IPv4 Addresses and Storage, Microsoft software licenses.