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Karl Meyer

IdP marathon: 2 days, 14 participants and a million ideas

Have you ever wondered how one can bring theory and practice into the classroom and keep it fun, engaging and entertaining? We have a solution for you, and it is called a marathon. Marathon is exactly what happened during the… Continue Reading →

South African students can now access high-speed WiFi in City of Cape Town’s libraries with eduroam

During June the City of Cape Town and the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) turned on the eduroam WiFi service in 57 of Cape Town’s public libraries. eduroam is a wireless roaming service that provides free… Continue Reading →

Ukrainian NREN, URAN, implements eduroam managed IdP to support research

On 2 and 3 July, the Ukrainian NREN URAN Association completed connections of the first two institutions to eduroam (global Wi-Fi roaming) using the newly released eduroam managed IdP service. For the eduroam service to work in any organisation, it… Continue Reading →

GÉANT and NextGEOSS – enabling access to Earth Observation data through eduTEAMS

The GÉANT Association, the leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, and NextGEOSS, the European contribution to global earth observation system of systems (GEOSS) and a prominent project of H2020, have… Continue Reading →

Dropbox executive breakfast briefing @TNC19 Monday 17 June

Considering closing the technology gap between researchers, students, faculty and staff? Imagine a university that is digitally connected, from researchers and students to faculty and staff, across global partner organisations. Seamlessly collaborating through a single platform, agnostic to devices and… Continue Reading →

TNC19 Technical Workshop: Microsoft Azure Governance. Sunday 16th June

Microsoft Azure helps you implement effective governance strategies. Come and learn about the 5 capabilities that enable teams to deploy Azure services and maintain standards, policy, costs and security. This workshop and Q&A will cover the key facts you need… Continue Reading →

Google Technical Workshop @TNC19 – better code, faster with Kubernetes: Sunday 16 June

Better Code, Faster with Kubernetes in Google Cloud Attend our workshop to learn how Google Cloud Platform can help you build secure and resilient applications that can scale to the needs of your research. During this workshop you’ll get hands-on… Continue Reading →

TNC19 workshop: an overview of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework, 16 June

Sign up for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Adopting Amazon Web Services (AWS) presents many benefits, such as increased business agility and flexibility, as well as reduced costs. However, in order to fully realise these benefits your… Continue Reading →

Huawei Technical Workshop @TNC19 Sunday 16 June: AI acceleration – building a new generation of education and research networks

Network devices integrate AI chips, releasing infinite computing power, so that optical network  data acquisition can be achieved in seconds. Through using accurate analysis of big data, AI algorithms help trend learning and predictive analysis, and turns passive responses into… Continue Reading →

Upcoming GLAD events: 

GÉANT Learning And Development (GLAD) are holding a range of events and webinars over the next 2 months including: GLAD Skills PoP at TNC19. GLAD will be facilitating skills drop-in sessions during this year’s TNC. The ambition is to help… Continue Reading →

GÉANT Learning And Development (GLAD) launches a new website

The GLAD team (GÉANT Project WP1 – T5) is excited to announce the launch a new website,  https://learning.geant.org The website contains the following new features: GLAD services catalogue Knowledge Hub, a library of resources Calendar of events, past and future… Continue Reading →

Accelerating growth of IPv6 traffic driven by big science?

Since the official IPv6 launch day seven years ago in June 2012 (https://www.worldipv6launch.org/), the deployment of IPv6 within network providers has rapidly accelerated with an estimated 80-90% deployment of IPv6 within their networks (usually running in parallel with ‘traditional’ IPv4… Continue Reading →

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