SURFnet and NORDUnet deploy 100G optical network to London for research and education
Utrecht 4 December 2013 – SURFnet and NORDUnet (the network for education and research in the Nordic countries) today deployed an optical network between Amsterdam and London, initially comprising two 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) connections. Each organisation now has its own 100G connection to the LINX Internet node in London, with near-infinite upgrade potential. The partners already operate similar optical networks between Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
NORDUnet to Help Building the World’s First 100G Intercontinental Transmission Link for the Research and Education Community
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24, 2013
Today NORDUnet, Internet2, ESnet, SURFnet, CANARIE and GÉANT - Six of the world’s leading research and education networks today announced their intent to build the world’s first 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) intercontinental transmission links for research and education.
The first Nordic e-Infrastructure Conference takes place in Trondheim, Norway on 15-16 May 2013, with preceding workshops 13-14 May. It marks the 10-year anniversary of Nordic collaboration in computing and storage services for science. The aim of the conference is to couple Nordic user communities with the skill base that exists within the national e-Infrastructure organizations, to develop ideas, and to elicit the opportunities for cost-efficient common solutions and joint e-Infrastructure services.
By taking another 10Gbps connection to the US in to production NORDUnet completes the 2011 network expansion. This new connection between Ashburn and London complemets the already existing connections from New York to Amsterdam and Reykjavik.
Other elements in the 2011 plan included upgrading the European network ring traversing Amsterdam and London to 20Gpbs, as well as upgrading several NREN network connections. The NORDUnet peering footprint was also expanded as part of the plan.
NORDUnet is connected at the following Internet eXchange points.
On 20-21 November Network Transport specialists from all over Europe come to Copenhagen to discuss trends in network transport technology and the impact on research and education networking. A technical workshop organized by the GÉANT "Future Networks" joint research activity (JRA1) sets the framework for these discussions. The GN3 project has been making great advances in researching transport technologies, and GÉANT and the European NRENs have deployed new transport technologies over the past 4 years.