With this collaboration, Denmark’s largest university wants to establish a new technological platform in the cloud, which will initially support research in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR).
The University of Copenhagen, which is among the world’s finest higher education and research institutions, is now taking an important step towards digitalization and establishing a completely new cloud platform based on Microsoft Azure and the principles from the Cloud Center of Excellence.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) at UCPH, analyze enormous amounts of DNA-data from, among other things, plants and animals. This requires an agile and powerful platform that can support the researchers’ work in accelerating knowledge towards new prevention and treatment strategies.
Science is increasingly data-driven. And not only is the amount of data increasing, so is the complexity. We are extremely excited to have a cloud here at the University of Copenhagen, and this project will ensure that we are at the forefront of major discoveries,” says Ruth Loos, Vice Executive Director of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen. She is backed up by UCPH IT:
The technology supplier, Microsoft, is also looking forward to the collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and Devoteam regarding the new cloud initiative:
“We are very much looking forward to the collaboration with UCPH and Devoteam regarding the establishment of a new cloud platform based on Microsoft Azure. With the establishment of the new platform, UCPH-IT can supplement the existing setup with a lot of exciting new services for the benefit of research at UCPH and initially CBMR,” says Angelique Espensen, Education Lead in Microsoft Denmark.
Devoteam, one of the pioneers in cloud in Denmark, is also looking forward to the collaboration:
“It’s especially nice when we win a case that has a health purpose which can benefit us all – as is the case with CBMR. Together with the university’s IT staff, we will build a platform and a technological setup that will hopefully inspire other educational institutions and research units to include the cloud as an important technological platform,” says Søren Dandanell, CEO of Devoteam M Cloud, which is the consultancy’s Microsoft business.