Waldur is used by NREN centers for offering a convenient self-service environment for research communities and R&D companies. NREN can integrate their service offerings, including network and cloud services, and easily provide secure access to their customers. Moreover, NREN can offer Waldur as a platform for their customers to publish services in the Waldur’s Marketplace!

The main benefits of using Waldur for NREN are:

  • A web-based self-service tuned for use cases of NRENs.
  • Ability for the NREN customers to have a clear overview of services offered by NREN.
  • Ability to rollout a new solution for the research sector within hours, not months.
  • Support of multiple identity providers: local, LDAP, FreeIPA and EduGAIN.
  • A clear channel for the academical providers to offer solutions. Reduces overall costs for delivering the solutions due to transparent requirements and automated validation process.
  • A clear channel for engaging private sector and generating additional revenue.
  • Usage dashboards highlighting current, historical and projected consumption of IT resources by research communities.


To assure successful implementation of Waldur in NREN, an agile and evolving approach is suggested. It allows to mitigate the risks related to integration and adoption by users.

Implementation journey

Requirements gathering and planning

Create NREN service map and roadmap for service digitization.


Deploy of a minimal Waldur system and register initial NREN services.


Adaptation of policies

Analyse and adapt policies for provisioning new services.
Adapt if there are obstacles to full digitalization.


Register Waldur as federated service provider.
On-board users by sharing URL of a service.


Production launch

Open service for research communities.
Assure monitoring is configured and backups are running.

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