We partner with a number of organizations across our network to ensure that we provide our users with the tools, functionality, and capacity that they require.

Service partners

Some of our partners offer their services to our connected institutions through a collection of hosted services seamlessly accessed over the ORION network.  These strategic partners provide their services via ORION directly to our members who benefit from cost-savings but above all, world-class service offerings. 
 
Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA)

Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA)

About CIRA CIRA (Canadian Internet Registry Authority) is a member-based not-for-profit organization, best known for managing the .CA internet domain on behalf of all Canadians, developing and implementing policies that support Canada’s internet community and representing the .CA registry internationally. ... Continue Reading

Technology partners

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS IBM SPSS is a software tool that is used for statistical analysis.   ORION has partnered with IBM, where ORION is the sole provider of IBM SPSS Campus Value licenses to academic institutions in Ontario.   ORION administers ... Continue Reading
eduroam

eduroam

eduroam (for EDUcation ROAMing) is a free and secure global internet access service developed for the international education and research community. eduroam allows students, staff and researchers from participating institutions and organizations to obtain wireless Internet access to their home institution or campus ... Continue Reading
Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s ... Continue Reading
Cisco

Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com... Continue Reading

Peering partners

Amazon-Web-Services-AWS-ORION

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a comprehensive and scalable cloud computing platform for organizations. Delivered over the Internet and with a high degree of redundancy, services include data storage, high performance computing, and analytics and management tools.... Continue Reading
Akamai

Akamai

Akamai is the leading provider of cloud services for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's ... Continue Reading
CBC

CBC

CBC is Canada's comprehensive source of news, commentary and cultural content essential to our national story. Available on radio, television, and digital platforms, streaming CBC means keeping up-to-date anywhere, anytime.... Continue Reading

Network partners

Map of Canada's national research and education network

Canada’s National Research and Education Network

Canada's National Research and Education Network The National Research and Education Network (NREN) is an essential collective of infrastructure, tools, and people that bolsters Canadian leadership in research, education and innovation. CANARIE and twelve provincial and territorial partners form Canada's ... Continue Reading
GTAnet

GTAnet

GTAnet is Ontario’s largest, member-owned, regional high-speed research and education network. The GTAnet network provides high-speed connectivity, support and services to its member universities, colleges, teaching hospitals and cultural institutions throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Together, GTAnet’s member institutions represent ... Continue Reading
LARGnet

London & Region Global Network (LARG*net)

LARG*net facilitates the provision of a secure, managed, cost-effective, single-source networking solutions for broader connectivity outside of a member's internal networks. This enables LARG*net members access, support and design assistance related to the Internet, and supports members' use of the ... Continue Reading
Connecting Windsor-Essex

Connecting Windsor-Essex

Connecting Windsor-Essex is a non-profit organization comprised of a Board of Directors, a Board Executive, and a consortium of over 40 member companies, associations, councils and other organizations in Windsor-Essex. What began as an information technology project, focused primarily on ... Continue Reading

Community partners

Colleges Ontario

Colleges Ontario

Colleges Ontario is the advocacy organization for the province’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology, advancing policies and awareness campaigns to help ensure Ontario produces the highly skilled workforce that is essential to our province’s prosperity.Colleges Ontario is also ... Continue Reading
Compute Ontario

Compute Ontario

Compute Ontario is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated in 2014, formed to support advanced computing in Ontario.While Compute Ontario is in its formative stages, its early functions will include centralizing strategy and planning functions for advanced computing assets and investments in ... Continue Reading