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The key milestone of the OpenCloudMesh (OCM) project was reached during the Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing (CS3) workshop, organised by CERN on 18-19 January 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. This was the first demonstration of the Federated Cloud Sharing interface of ownCloud server (v8.x) between four independent administrative sync&share service domains. This demonstration is a key step towards open sharing of data across multiple platforms.
In a series of showcases The GÉANT Clouds activity highlights different aspects of the cloud. This time Nokia’s been invited to give their perspective. Reinvent Telcos for the cloud is one of the 6 pillars of Nokia’s Technology vision 2020 aiming at addressing anticipated needs by 2020 as expected by key tier 1 operators worldwide. The showcase will be on 18 February 2016 at 12:30 CET.
During APAN41 in Manila GÉANT signed a new MoU with the Japanese network research organisation NICT, reaffirming their commitment to shaping Future Internet experimentation together. Agreed areas of cooperation include testbed interconnection and interoperability and research in the field of Software Defined Networking (SDN). Further areas of mutual interest are expected to be identified during the term of the MoU.
The preliminary programme for this year's networking conference, TNC16, is now available. The majority of the programme is fixed but some sessions and topics may be subject to changes, or additional items added, to ensure a stimulating and relevant programme for our attendees. Have a look to see what TNC has to offer this year.
Nine high-profile keynote speakers are confirmed for the conference, which will be held in Prague, Czech Republic on 12-16 June.
The Dutch National Consultation on Digital Government decided on 2 February to put WPA2 Enterprise (the standard used by eduroam for secure access to WiFi networks) on the 'apply or explain' list. This obliges Dutch government bodies and semi-public institutions to support this standard for their WiFi networks.
The deployment of the lambdas began in late 2015 (trajectory Paris-Lyon) and today nine lambdas of 100 Gbit/s have been installed in the following trajectories: Paris-Nancy, Paris-Reims, Reims-Nancy, Nancy-Strasbourg, Strasbourg-Besançon, Besançon-Dijon, and Dijon-Lyon. Another link was made between the two core networks in Paris.
RENATER 6 will evolve and answer to the future needs of the education and research community (quantitative increases but also an increase in services, CPE backup boxes, and more) with the latest generation of equipment which provides density ports and increased flow rates.
Registration is open for a meeting focusing the community's interest on rebooting the old Task Force on Next Generation Networking as a GÉANT special interest group. The event is being hosted by GÉANT in Amsterdam on 23-24 February 2016. Register via the EventR community calendar: https://eventr.geant.org/events/2336
On 21 January, for the first time, SURFnet took an international network link with a capacity of over one terabit into production. The capacity of 1 terabit per second is seen as a milestone because such speeds make the behaviour of fibre-optic cables and optical amplifiers even more critical. Aside from the capacity for SURFnet, a large part of this capacity was implemented using the 'Alien Wave' concept. This concept makes it possible to share the fibre-optic cable and the optical systems with the European education and research network GÉANT, the NORDUnet networks (Scandinavia) and PSNC (Poland).
RedIRIS collaborates, giving advanced connectivity and other complementary services, in multiple relevant research projects. Thanks to RedIRIS, Spanish researchers have tools at their disposal to collaborate with each other electronically under optimum conditions, on both a national and international scale.
Some examples in which RedIRIS has an important role are provided.
Six high-profile keynote speakers have been confirmed for this year's networking conference, TNC16, in Prague, Czech Republic on 12-16 June. All speakers will address topics relating to the conference theme 'Building the Internet of People'. Discounted 'early bird' registration is open only until 29 February, so register soon!