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The NOC of the Future

A frightening ‘unknown’, and a certainty at the same time, is fast approaching, and we should be asking ourselves: are we ready for it? We are talking, of course, about the future. Luckily, we do not have to figure out… Continue reading →

New GLIF 2017 maps now available

GLIF, the Global Lambda Integrated Facility, would like to announce the availability of new world maps that showcase the global research and education multi-gigabit optical network infrastructure owned by its participating organisations. GLIF is a virtual organisation (or facility) that… Continue reading →

Voices from the CAREN community: helping protect the Earth from hazardous asteroids

One day in 2013, shortly after dawn broke over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, a violent explosion in the air above the town caused a flash as bright as the sun, a shockwave that injured more than a thousand people… Continue reading →

Tenfold connectivity increase between Ukraine and European research and education network

The research and education (R&E) communities in Ukraine will be better able to exchange and collaborate with their peers from around the world, following a tenfold increase in speed in the network link between Ukraine and the GÉANT pan-European R&E… Continue reading →

Communication and awesome computer centres: the 5th SIG-NOC meeting

Communication, communication, communication. It might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the term ‘Network Operations Centre’, but it became the unofficial battle cry of the 5th meeting of the Special Interest Group SIG-NOC. This was… Continue reading →

Safely experience crisis management and communications: CLAW community workshop

Crisis management is becoming an increasingly urgent topic for organisations across the globe. For national research and education networks (NRENs) a crisis can either be an intentional (e.g. cyber-attack) or an unintentional (e.g. network failure due to natural disasters) disruption… Continue reading →

Planning for the future of the GÉANT network​

CONNECT magazine spoke to the GÉANT Operations Team to find out more about the network, how efficiently it is run and to share their plans on how to handle the exponential growth in traffic. (Article reproduced from Issue 25 –… Continue reading →

Registration opens for 17th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop

17th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop – GLIF 2017 25-27 September 2017 Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney, Australia We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 17th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop which is being hosted by AARNet,… Continue reading →

Taking it to the limit – testing the performance of R&E networking

One of the big questions often asked of R&E networking is why?  Why, when commercial internet networks are so large, is there still a need for dedicated research networks? Surely organisations can simply buy commercial off-the-shelf network connectivity,with commercial service… Continue reading →

CAREN and GÉANT bring gigabit-speed connectivity to Central Asia

Researchers, academics and students in Central Asia and Europe are already starting to benefit from the recent deployment of a ring of 1 Gbps circuits for research and education across the regions, officially inaugurated last week during the 2nd CAREN… 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 →

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