Information Services

Availability and entitlement

The Enterprise Cloud service (Grace) provides an agile development platform for hosting Windows, Linux and Unix x86 based operating systems and services that may require elastic burst growth to deal with demand.


Any school, unit or individual may request cloud instances to be created to host Microsoft Windows, Linux and Unix services via a self-service portal. Management of the cloud instances is delegated to the school, unit or individual making the request.


A free quota is provided for anyone to use and currently limited to 60 days.

People who request service beyond the free quota will be required to provide a cost centre for which they are authorised to approve payments so that the service can be billed for. The billing mechanism for this and the charges are available on request but currently also being offered free of charge as we gauge demand.