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New record for SURFconext: more than 5.2 million logins in first lecture week

In the first week of the new academic year SURFconext reached a new record again. Last week more than 5.2 million logins occurred through SURFconext – an increase of more than 42 percent compared to the previous record week in… Continue Reading →

Research traffic goes live on Indigo subsea cable system

AARNet, Australia’s Academic and Research Network, today announced the launch of live high-bandwidth services delivering more than one Terabit per second for research and education on the AARNet spectrum of the new Indigo subsea cable system connecting Sydney, Perth and… Continue Reading →

New Board of Directors for GRNET – National Infrastructures for Research and Technology SA

The kick-off meeting of GRNET’s new board of Directors, appointed by the Minister of State and Digital Governance, marks the launch of a new era for the National Infrastructures for Research and Technology SA, the former ‘Greek Research and Technology… Continue Reading →

10th Customer Empowered Fibre Networks workshop held by CESNET

The 10th CEF (Customer Empowered Fibre) Networks workshop was held last week by CESNET. 46 representatives from research networking institutions from nearly all continents met to discuss their experience in designing, promoting and operating innovative and progressive CEF Networks, and… Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about the Trust & Identity Mentorship Programme

The Trust & Identity Mentorship (TIM) programme aims to bring together early career researchers and subject matter experts with the objective to pioneer and prototype new ideas in the Trust & Identity (T&I) field. The programme is a collaboration between… Continue Reading →

Working on CLAW 2019 crisis exercise

Sometimes I am just amazed at how cool my job is. I doubt that many people get to spend time creating a world, and then systematically planning its destruction, unless they work in game design. Of course, creating crisis exercises… Continue Reading →

Collaborative networks help improve the life of Parkinson’s disease patients

Important research being carried out in the University of Luxembourg’s Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) on Parkinson’s disease is having a global impact. Additionally, it plays a coordinating role in Luxembourg’s National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s… Continue Reading →

MetaCentrum Cloud is published in EOSC Marketplace

MetaCentrum Cloud is published in EOSC Marketplace. The service provides an infrastructure as a service for scientific users, working in international projects supported by e-INFRA CZ. It provides an easy-to-use admin web interface and a programmable API for managing virtual machines, networks,… Continue Reading →

ITIL is evolving from v3 to v4: what does it mean for me?

Have you heard the news? the ITIL framework is evolving and a new version, ITIL 4, will be released throughout 2019 and 2020. Here are a few insights about ITIL and some answers about its new version. ITIL and GÉANT… Continue Reading →

Europe is ageing! And so what?

Luckily, we are all living longer, and the societies we live in need to adjust accordingly: In the 21st century, age is becoming one of our grand challenges, both individually and structurally. EU politicians realised all that about 20 years… Continue Reading →

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 →

And the winner of the In The Field blog TNC19 competition is…

…Nelson Dias from the Portuguese NREN FCT | FCCN. Nelson has been drawn from the newsletter subscriber database as the winner of a Sony Bluetooth speaker as advertised in our In The Field promotion at TNC19. Congratulations Nelson – and… Continue Reading →

A library in your palm – software training supports e-publication

A huge library in the palm of your hand… Sounds fantastic? No, it is a reality! Perhaps a lot of people know the situation when a rare book, article or guide is needed but the day is over and the… Continue Reading →

Cloud highlights from TNC19

From cloud user stories, vendor workshops and discussions to strategic sessions on the future of implementing cloud services in the NREN community and other EC-sponsored programs, everyone seemed to be talking about cloud services and deployment at TNC19 in Tallinn…. Continue Reading →

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