The number of successful ransomware attacks have been increasing the past months. We have several recent cases of Belgian schools, universities and companies that have been affected, and with as result that nobody could work anymore.
Que ce soit pour les cours en ligne ou la collaboration entre chercheurs, les institutions de recherche et d’enseignement ont besoin de solutions efficaces. Les fournisseurs de solutions Cloud actifs dans le cadre du contrat GÉANT Cloud Solutions prennent des initiatives afin de supporter la mise en place de ce type de solutions de travail en ligne.
Belnet will completely renew the optical backbone of the FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The project allows the Chancellery to make its ICT service offering available to other government organisations more efficiently and more quickly. In this way, Belnet further strengthens its role as a trusted connectivity partner of the federal government.
We inform you that we will not implement any upgrades or new services between Thursday, December 19, 2019 and Monday, January 6, 2020. Please note also that our offices will be closed between Wednesday, December 25, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1 2020. Our offices will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
As we already communicated at the end of June, the GÉANT IaaS framework agreement will soon be renewed and extended to many suppliers. This will include, in addition to IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and an Earth Observation data service.