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The GÉANT Cloud Summit – getting ready for adoption

Around 70 representatives from European NRENs and cloud service suppliers gathered in Utrecht for the GÉANT Cloud Summit 31 January and 1 February. The summit is a part of the efforts to offer a range of infrastructure services to European… Continue reading →

All you ever wanted to know about Federated Identity Management (FedIdM) but were afraid to ask.

Exploring the Value of Federated Identity Management in 10 Easy Lessons The research and education networking community is focused on removing as many barriers to accessing information as possible, and has enjoyed huge success in helping connect students, researchers and… Continue reading →

What Have the Task Forces Ever Done for Us?

Community groups The GÉANT Task Forces and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have long been a core part of the GÉANT community. They provide an environment for people working in specialist areas across our NRENs and the broader community to come… Continue reading →

Handling Security Incidents in eduGAIN

The Duplicate-Identifier-Attribute-Issue And What to Learn From It Author: Lukas Hämmerle, SWITCH eduGAIN interconnects identity federations around the world and is used by 40 federations to enable more than 2,000 identity providers and over 1,400 service providers to securely enable authentication… Continue reading →

Ringing the changes in Rome

Evolution in action: the service management special interest group explores research and education networking services and processes. The times they are a changing. As usual. Changes in the market and customer needs mean that national research and education networking organisations… Continue reading →

Keep calm and carry on communicating

Crisis and community: the communications special interest group SIG-Marcomms learns lessons that strengthen research and education networking. Ten o’clock at night and you’re working late on your experiment, analysis or report, when suddenly there is no connectivity via your national… Continue reading →

We are hiring!

GÉANT has recently restructured, with the goal of creating a highly efficient and effective organisation intent on delivering a world class user experience and exceptional value for money to best support the NREN community. We are looking for talented individuals… Continue reading →

ownCloud and GÉANT – going from strength to strength

As demand for cloud services continues to grow across the research and education sector, more and more NRENs and campuses are benefiting from the GÉANT Framework Agreement with ownCloud – Europe’s leading on-premises file sync and share software provider. In… Continue reading →

Helping users get the most out of perfSONAR

perfSONAR is a tool for end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting of multi-domain network performance. perfSONAR provides network engineers with the ability to test and measure network performance, as well as to archive data in order to pinpoint and solve service problems… Continue reading →

GÉANT supporting the first ever joint European e-infrastructures conference. Registration is now open!

On 28th-30th  September Krákow will be the host of the first joint event organised by the major European e-Infrastructure initiatives (GÉANT, EGI, EUDAT,OpenAIRE and RDA Europe). As the digital technology demands of modern research and education increase it becomes ever more… Continue reading →

e-infrastructures collaborations – Working together to support Research and Education

Today there are over 1.7 million researchers and 70 million science and technology professionals working across the European Union.  These experts are crucial in ensuring the EU remains at the forefront of science and technology. As science seeks the answers… Continue reading →

TNE – shaping the global citizen

Education without boundaries “The academy of the future does not confine itself to national boundaries”. These words of John Sexton, former President of New York University, in his inspiring closing speech at this year’s networking conference, TNC16, encapsulate the very… Continue reading →

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