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Nextcloud and GÉANT team up to deliver secure file sync and share solution for education and research

Communication and real time collaboration are quickly becoming more important in the educational market, while keeping the data and communication under control of IT continues to be a challenge. Nextcloud offers a powerful solution for these needs, combining unique features… Continue Reading →

Ensuring scientists and researchers get their data where it needs to be

Today’s research is increasingly data intensive and more often than not international. Collaborating across borders helps researchers make discoveries more quickly and develop solutions to some of the challenges we face as a globe. But getting data to where it… Continue Reading →

The 6th SIG-NOC meeting: hazy visions of the future

In October, we boldly stated in our blog, that at the sixth meeting of the Special Interest Group Network Operating Centre (SIG-NOC), we would be looking at the NOC of the future. Our latest meeting took place last November in… Continue Reading →

West and Central Africa connects to the global R&E network to unleash its potential

The EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project has just announced that, following the tender call to connect West and Central (W&C) Africa back in June 2016, GÉANT has awarded a 15-year contract to MainOne for connectivity services. By signing the contract through AfricaConnect2,… Continue Reading →

Call for Nominations – 2018 Rob Blokzijl Award

The Rob Blokzijl Foundation is now accepting nominations for Rob Blokzijl Award 2018. To celebrate the memory of Rob Blokzijl, internet pioneer, founder and Chair of RIPE for 25 years, the Rob Blokzijl Foundation is pleased to invite nominations for… Continue Reading →

Technical Webinar 25/01/18 13:00CET: Ciena outlines key considerations when evolving R&E networks

With demand for research and education network capacity growing by up to 70% every year, the need to consider how to upscale and ‘future proof’ R&E networks is clear. As part of the GÉANT webinar series, Ciena will present its… Continue Reading →

GDPR, cloud and the shared responsibility model

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides organisations that process data through cloud services with some unique challenges and opportunities. Before talking about GDPR obligations, we must talk a little bit about the cloud shared responsibility model. This model is… Continue Reading →

What makes GÉANT tick?

Early in 2017 we launched ‘Life at GÉANT’, a campaign to attract new talent with a closer look at the people inside the organisation and what excites them about their working lives. This week we publish two new employee stories… Continue Reading →

Enlighten Your Research India-Europe: boosting international research cooperation with NKN & GÉANT

Enlighten Your Research​ (EYR) is a program designed to increase the use and awareness of e-infrastructure resources in various fields of research. The goal of the new EYR-India2Europe is to provide access and support for network, compute, and storage resources to meet… Continue Reading →

Supercomputers for computational drug discovery is the future

How do you screen billions of drug compounds to find the right one? Dr. Michael Houghton and colleagues at the University of Alberta’s Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology are speeding up the time it takes for life-saving drugs to be… Continue Reading →

Cases and voices VC-CUDI: a collaborative tool for National Research and Education Networks

During 2017 several successful cases were presented among the Latin American National Research and Education Networks, many of them results of collaborative work, good disposition among participants and the use of the VC-CUDI platform. Over ten months, 325 international meetings… Continue Reading →

eInfraCentral project update

The eInfraCentral project is moving forward with its development of a common service catalogue for European e-infrastructures. Together with publishing a framework for the catalogue and the architectural specifications for a portal, a beta platform has been developed to help… Continue Reading →

Successful outcome for DigiCert in Certification Authority Authorization tests

During the second half of 2017, an international group of researchers led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), carried out a test on the recently introduced Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) for DNS records. Through such records, a DNS domain… Continue Reading →

Collaborative connectivity for reliable access to knowledge sharing platforms

At Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), international partnerships are a key part of the vision for the future. To this end, QMUL runs joint degree programmes in China – providing taught courses to more than 2,600 students at the… Continue Reading →

ownCloud expands services for research and educational institutions

The file sharing specialist ownCloud announces a further improvement of its joint offer with GÉANT for the coming year. Universities and other institutions can purchase the open source solution directly from ownCloud at particularly favourable conditions. The new pricing model… Continue Reading →

RACI Call for Applications

Do you do research on network measurement and analysis, IPv6, IoT, BGP routing, network security, internet governance or peering and interconnectivity? Then apply for the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI). Successful applicants receive complimentary tickets, accommodation and travel to our… Continue Reading →

Best practice MBO Utrecht: from reactive to proactive network management

Since September 2017, two locations of MBO Utrecht have been connected to SURFwireless (Wi-Fi as a service). MBO Utrecht is a small-scale organisation for high-quality secondary vocational education in the Dutch town of Utrecht and its surroundings. By choosing the… Continue Reading →

GRENA computer response team in top 3 at national security contest

CERT.GE, the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) of GRENA, the Georgian national research and education network, ranked in the top three competitors at a recent cyber security event held in Tbilisi, Georgia. CYBER-EXE Georgia 2017 on 15 December was… Continue Reading →

Quality in the Cloud: cost savings and operational success in Ireland

It’s not every day that a state organisation, charged with the responsibility of promoting quality and accountability in education and training services, finds itself a pioneer in the migration of institutional IT services to cloud-based solutions. This case study on… Continue Reading →

Central Asia vital part of Eurasian knowledge belt

Representatives of the Central Asian and Asian R&E and NREN communities gathered on 13-14 December in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the 2nd TEIN-CAREN Workshop. Hosted by Tashkent University of Information Technologies (TUIT), the workshop offered an ideal platform to explore new… Continue Reading →

Season’s greetings from everyone at GÉANT

Another year is nearly over and we would like to wish everyone across the R&E networking community a very happy holiday season and we’ll see you all next year.   Submitted by Karl Meyer

IUCC hosts GDPR workshop

In light of technological developments that allow the nearly unlimited collection and exchange of information on the internet, cellular internet and the Internet of Things (IoT), protecting privacy has become a vital right, and a vulnerability, for individuals. On December… Continue Reading →

TF-CSIRT defines a new strategy

The mission of TF-CSIRT – the task force on computer security incident response teams – is to facilitate and improve the collaboration between the European CSIRT community members to make cyberspace a better place. TF-CSIRT operates with a European mindset,… Continue Reading →

Registration for APAN45 now open!

The 45th Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN45) Meeting will take place 25-29 March 2018 in the vibrant city of Singapore. Hosted by Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN), APAN45 offers an ideal platform for the Asia-Pacific R&E and NREN… Continue Reading →

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