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Counting down to TNC17: only one week to go!

TNC (The Networking Conference) is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, bringing together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, and identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister… Continue reading →

Your TNC17 Guide to: the GÉANT Community Programme

TNC17 on 29 May to 2 June has a packed programme of events reflecting activities from around the NREN community. The GÉANT Community Programme is an overarching, community-driven framework to foster collaboration and support initiatives in a broad range of… 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 →

Cloud Management Portals: control rooms for the latest developments in IT

Many IT departments do not have enough control over the cloud solutions that their employees have been using in recent years – often on their own initiative. Cloud Management Platforms offer a solution to this issue. SURFnet has set up… Continue reading →

Fruitful feedback for the future

The service portfolio management special interest group, SIG-MSP, takes service sharing to the next level. Like apples hanging from a branch, each of the topics raised in the March meeting of SIG-MSP provided juicy food for thought while being connected… Continue reading →

Get in gear for GDPR!

The marketing communications special interest group SIG-Marcomms anticipates new EU regulations. A little shocked by what they heard at their Poznan meeting on 7-8 March, SIG-Marcomms participants resolved to roll up their sleeves and prepare – for the May 2018… Continue reading →

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 →

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