SWITCH's shared infrastructure services are designed to make life easier for university IT departments, researchers and teaching staff alike.
SWITCH currently has three infrastructure services in its portfolio: SWITCHengines, SWITCHfilesender and SWITCHdrive. They are used in a wide variety of different ways, and SWITCH is always developing and testing out new use cases with the aid of the academic community – especially where handling large volumes of data is concerned. At the heart of the portfolio is SWITCHengines, a straightforward service that allows clients to rent the exact amount of computing power they need for as long as they want. As well as playing a key role in research projects and teaching, SWITCHengines has the potential to become established as a tool for IT departments in areas such as monitoring and backup.