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.
"So today we need rather a lot of computing power. These compute tools need to be set up quickly and should easily and flexibly adapt to our changing requirements. And … our institution should approve the tools."Tara Andrews, Professor of Digital Humanities
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 2019 ( Current as of 1.1.2019)
Currently we are invoicing the following items: CPU, RAM, IPv4 Addresses and Storage, Microsoft software licenses.