Dossier Infrastructure services

Infrastructure services

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: SWITCHenginesSWITCHfilesender 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.