In addition to support from industry, the OCT is made possible through strong collaborations with the following groups.

The Mass Open Cloud (MOC) is a production public cloud being developed based on the model of an Open Cloud Exchange (OCX), a model where many stakeholders, rather than just a single provider, participate in implementing and operating the cloud. 

Flexible, scientific infrastructure for research on the future of cloud computing. Researchers use CloudLab to build their own clouds, experimenting with new architectures that will form the basis for the next generation of computing platforms.

The MGHPCC operates as a joint venture between Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts. It is open for use by any research organization.

The vision of the New England Research Cloud (NERC) is to create a regional resource, rich with world-class cloud computing services. We are building a common cloud framework that is tailored for data-driven discovery and will be available to many institutions in New England.  This sustainable partnership is aimed at bringing together research clusters and technology professionals.

The goal of the Open Research Cloud Initiative is to create an open production cloud that provides domain researchers with predictable low cost resources and facilitator support while enabling academic researchers and developers in the open source community to participate in the kind of close interactions between research, development, and production operations that has resulted in so much innovation in today’s public clouds.