Norwegian Research and Education Cloud

Fast, standardized servers and storage for the Norwegian higher education sector.

Get access to a self-service, modern and secure cloud infrastructure, available when you need it.


Self-Service Infrastructure

NREC's data centres are located in Bergen and Oslo for high availability and redundancy. It provides IT infrastructure components – including Compute, Storage and Networking.



A great variety capacities and operating systems, and customized solutions if you have special requirements

Object Storage

Object Storage

Robust and highly scalable object storage based on Ceph. Collect, store and analyze data on a larger scale

Block Storage

Block Storage

Fully self-service block storage allows you to create and expand volumes on the fly



Easy, self-service DNS management

Multiple Regions

Multiple Regions

Data centres located in Bergen and Oslo for high availability and redundancy



High Performance Computing on dedicated hardware for demanding workloads

What is NREC?

NREC is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), commonly referred to as a cloud infrastructure.

An IaaS is a self-service infrastructure where you spawn standarized servers and storage instantly, as needed, from a given resource quota. You can use this for setting up an internet service, store and process data and perform calculations.

The NREC platform is built on OpenStack, an industry standard for cloud computing. Manage your resources easily from a web-based dashboard, a command-line interface or a REST-based API.

For more information, please read our documentation.

Who can use NREC?

All users at educational institutions that are allegeable for access can use the NREC cloud. All you need to sign up is a FEIDE account.

News and Status updates

We have a status dashboard with stats, news and status messages and we also publish news and important notification on Twitter. If there are any interruptions in service, we will let you know!

Visit our Status

Getting help

Are you having trouble using the service? Do you need more resources for your project? Or do you simply want to know more? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We speak both Norwegian and English.

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About Us

NREC (formerly known as UH-IaaS) is a collaboration project between the University of Bergen and the University of Oslo, with additional contributions from NeIC (Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration) and Uninett. We've been in production since 2016 and are currently providing cloud infrastructure for several high profile academic projects, including CERN's ALICE and ATLAS experiments. Our hardware is located exclusively on-premise, our services are developed locally and we are almost entirely based on Open Source Software and open standards, making us a more transparent alternative to commercial cloud providers.

We are a community cloud aiming to provide a modern, flexible and secure IT infrastucture, tailored to the needs of the research and higher education sector.