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e-Health experiences shared in workshop between EaP and EU partners

Challenges and potential solutions for NRENs supporting their biomedical research communities were explored in a workshop in Rome, Italy, at the end of October. The event, called ‘Biomedical collaborations over National Research and Education Networks: success stories and best practices’… Continue Reading →

SURF completes first phase of the network of the future

SURF in the Netherlands is working on the ongoing development of the SURFnet network as part of its SURFnet8 project. The migration of the new optical layer is now complete. The migration of the service layer is due to commence… Continue Reading →

Research communities ‘plug in’ to AARC expertise to benefit their users

A great step forward has been taken by research communities that are implementing an Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI) that complies with the blueprint architecture and policy recommendations produced by the AARC project. A very ‘hands-on’ event combined training and… Continue Reading →

What do we do with e-waste?

Headlines are raising awareness about the plastic soup that’s clogging up our oceans but there’s another problem much closer to home: e-waste (aka ‘dead electronics’). E-waste is a massive contributor to environmental pollution globally. RIPE NCC wants to keep the… Continue Reading →

eduroam now available in 101 countries

At the latest Global eduroam Governance Committee (GeGC) meeting, seven new territories joined eduroam, the worldwide WiFi roaming service. These new countries now bring eduroam access to 101 territories, giving users even more free WiFi roaming access and supporting research… Continue Reading →

Norse mythology inspires robust approach to securing digital infrastructure in Sweden

Today most parts of Sweden’s digital crisis infrastructure are physically located in Stockholm. Such centralisation makes the infrastructure vulnerable to attacks, specifically in case of war. This is why the Swedish research and education network SUNET has teamed up with… Continue Reading →

Corsa Technology protects SCinet with ‘software defined network security’

Corsa Technology, the leader in scaling network security, is super proud to unveil a first-ever Corsa software-defined security perimeter for SCinet, the fastest and most powerful network in the world for the duration of SuperComputing 2018.  SCinet offers a one-of-a-kind… Continue Reading →

Successful Cloud & IaaS workshop at EaPEC 2018 conference

Despite the heavily-armed security detail watching over President Erdoğan’s departure and the blocked roads surrounding the venue, nearly 20 curious EaPEC 2018 participants joined GÉANT Cloud Team members Maria Ristkok, Jiří Navrátil and Darko Paric for the ‘Clouds and IaaS’… Continue Reading →

What makes a successful TNC conference proposal

The deadline  – 30 November 2018 – for TNC19 proposal submisison for Full Sessions and Single Presentations is fast approaching, so let us take the opportunity to share with you a handful of useful tips to ensure the successful outcome… Continue Reading →

CRNC2018 showcases vibrant R&E scene in Central Asia

Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital, hosted this year’s edition of the CAREN regional networking conference – CRNC2018. Themed Strengthening the Eurasian knowledge belt, the event powerfully demonstrated the extent of this belt by attracting over 150 delegates, not only from Central Asia,… Continue Reading →

ECI Telecom webinar: the rise of Lifecycle Automation Systems 20/11/2018 13:00 CET

To quote Bob Dylan, “The times they are a changin.” Change and digital transformation of telecom service providers, including NRENs, is occurring at three levels: the underlying network, business and operations systems, and a new class of Lifecycle Automation Systems… Continue Reading →

The CONNECT interview: Christian Grimm, Chair of the GÉANT Board

At a pivotal time for GÉANT and the NREN community, CONNECT spoke with Christian Grimm, CEO of the German NREN DFN, and since 2015, Chair of the GÉANT Board. Already a director of the DANTE Board since 2013, following the… Continue Reading →

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