Bechtle Comsoft OCRE

Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE).


Discover the Bechtle IONOS cloud – Made in Germany.

Project OCRE was launched by the pan-European organisation GÉANT with the aim of accelerating cloud adoption within the European research community by establishing framework agreements so that institutions and companies across 40 European countries can start their cloud journey with minimal effort.

The Bechtle & IONOS OCRE cloud promise.


We are by your side, every step of the way, with a dedicated German team!

Advice on and access to Infrastructure-as-a-Service technology (IaaS) made in Germany by IONOS cloud without the need for writing new tenders.

You decide where your data are stored (e.g. only in German data centres).

Honest analysis of the pros and cons of cloud providers as a vendor-neutral partner.

100% flexibility and scalability at attractive conditions.

Transparent pricing model on three A4 pages without any hidden costs or subscriptions.

Cloud workshops onsite or online.

End-to-end support in the migration of cloud-based services.

All German IONOS data centres and offices are powered exclusively with green energy from a German provider.

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Your cloud specialist:

Marc Schmidt

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The future in sight – Sustainability in mind.

Our business can only develop sustainably if we work together. 
Bechtle has acknowledged its responsibilities by signing up to the UN Global Compact and WIN-Charta initiatives. Bechtle undergoes an annual sustainability audit by EcoVadis and were one again awarded a silver medal in 2019.
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Environmental protection is at the heart of the IONOS business strategy.

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What is the IONOS cloud?

IONOS cloud is a European cloud alternative and part of the IONOS portfolio that, with eight million customer contracts, is the leading European provider of cloud infrastructure, cloud services and hosting services.

What is the IONOS cloud?

IONOS cloud is a European cloud alternative and part of the IONOS portfolio that, with eight million customer contracts, is the leading European provider of cloud infrastructure, cloud services and hosting services.

With the Cloud Compute Engine, the product portfolio covers everything from an IaaS Compute Engine with its own code stack for virtualising and managed Kubernetes for container applications to a private cloud powered by VMware and S3 object storage. This offer has been specially developed for research and teaching and provides all the services required to make the cloud a success. Companies can only experience the full potential of digitalisation when they can maintain control of their data, which is why IONOS cloud guarantees that data and applications remain the responsibility of the customer.

OCRE with Bechtle and IONOS cloud.

It’s so easy to set up your own data centre!

The onboarding process with Bechtle and IONOS is simple, fast and intuitive. Logging in to the IONOS cloud Compute Engine’s Data Center Designer (DCD) leverages two-factor authentication and it only takes a few minutes to configure your own virtual data centre. The DCD’s browser-based, graphical user interface has all the tools you need to pool your resources without being limited by a rigid, pre-defined package. Simply drag and drop to tailor a virtual data centre to your specific needs.

The cloud solution delivers flexibility and speed thanks to Software Defined Networking and simple network configuration and management. Combined with InfiniBand network technology, well-known from high-performance computing, transfer rates can reach up to 80 Gb/s.


Live vertical scaling gives you the opportunity to flexibly scale up your infrastructure for new capacities and components whenever you need to—at short notice and even during operations! 


All this makes the IONOS cloud Compute Engine the ideal solution for this GÉANT framework agreement.

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Bechtle makes it a priority to be close to our customers, with 75 system houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as 24 e-commerce companies in 14 European countries. As a proven German cloud specialist, Bechtle-Comsoft is taking the lead in this OCRE framework agreement. Bechtle-Comsoft is a Bechtle Group company located at the AG’s headquarters in Neckarsulm.

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Bechtle-Comsoft supports your business on your journey to digital transformation. Unlock new potential with Bechtle-Comsoft and IONOS, streamline your business processes and achieve the next level of productivity.

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Cloud computing is an exciting solution for companies, providing needs-based IT services. The Bechtle Group offers a one-stop shop for cloud solutions, covering everything from consulting and implementation, to operation services. Plus, we’re one of the most highly certified cloud technology partners in Europe.

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