The news service by and for the Research and Education Networking Community in Europe
On 4 to 7 October, the 2015 Internet2 Technology Exchange will take place in Cleveland, Ohio. Members of the GÉANT team will be leading eight sessions, in which the research and education community will discover the latest in networking innovation from Europe’s leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education.
Now that every continent on the planet (with the exception of Antarctica) has an eduroam® (education roaming) roaming operator, the body of knowledge contained within the community has been distilled into a RFC (Request For Comments) to enable this valuable service to gain the attention of communities beyond academia.
The University Medical Centers (UMCs) are going to collaborate with SURF in the field of ICT architecture. The UMCs have been collaborating in the ICT field for some time already and have specified a shared reference architecture. SURF has been asked to help the UMCs and take control of the services mentioned in the reference architecture.
This article on RIPE Labs describes our recent collaborations with France-IX on collecting data plane and control plane Internet data with RIPE Atlas and the RIPE NCC's Routing Information Service (RIS).
Registration is open for the 'DDoS Mitigation in the NREN Environment' workshop, which will be held between 10-11 November 2015 in Vienna, hosted by the University of Vienna and at the invitation of ACOnet, the Austrian National Research and Education Network (NREN).
TF-CSIRT, TF-MSP, SIG-ISM and SIG-NOC invite all their respective community members who are interested in DDoS mitigation to attend this workshop and to bring their own experience to the table.
As the new academic year gets started, we have seen an enormous increase in the use of SURFconext. Last week, we had a record number of logins: over 1.5 million by 289,000 unique users. An infographic shows how the SURFconext infrastructure provides stability, even with an increase in the number of users and logins.
The Swiss edu-ID can help with a range of problems. Here are two examples with Swissbib and central identity management.
The volume of data stored worldwide is set to reach 40,000 exabytes – 40,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes – by 2020, according to a study by the market research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC). The global data mountain doubles in size every two years. Of course, academia also has to deal with this rapid growth in data. It needs powerful infrastructure to store data and effective tools to analyse them.
AutoList is a new free service that RedIRIS is offering its affiliated institutions for creating and managing discussion and advertising distribution lists and for distributing electronic magazines.
Now that SURFconext is connected to the eduGAIN framework – part of the GÉANT European research infrastructure – it can offer institutions secure international access to services and data. This means the Dutch EDUgroepen service is now also available to institutions in other countries through eduGAIN.