News & Events from 2014

Support for SSLv3 has been discontinued

NORDUnet no longer supports SSLv3. On October 15, we have disabled the SSLv3 protocol on all NORDUnet Operated servers and services.

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World’s first 100Gbps research network across the Pacific

New Zealand research & education network REANNZ deploys world’s first 100Gbps research network across the Pacific. Distance is being eliminated with a demonstration of the world’s longest distance 100Gbps research network connection, showcasing New Zealand’s future capacity on the Southern Cross cable, at the REANNZ-hosted GLIF 2014 conference in Queenstown.

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Latest Conference News: Digital exams – kill the paper

Students don’t want to wait, they want digital exams right now. Government and universities in the Nordic countries are trying to meet the demand.

In the digital exam session at the NORDUnet Conference, experiences and plans from Norway, Denmark and Iceland were shared.


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NORDUnet Joins Forces with Kaltura to Provide Video Solutions to the Nordic Research and Education Networks

NORDunet will deploy Kaltura’s video platform on-premise in Denmark, to serve as central data centre for the services being provided for the Nordic NREN community.

NORDUnet will host Kaltura’s On-Premise video platform locally in their hosting centres in Denmark, connected directly to the NORDUnet network infrastructure, providing the Nordic NREN community with unrestricted and unlimited network capacity to the service.

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Single-Card Terabit Super-Channel Demonstrated on GÉANT network

The GÉANT research network facilitates innovative new service for network operators.

DANTE, operator of the GÉANT network, and their partner Infinera, announces the successful demonstration of a single card terabit super-channel on an active segment of GÉANT’s production network between Budapest, Hungary and Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

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NORDUnet expands its Open eXchange Point presence introducing NOX-HEL

The concept of an Open Exchange is to ensure carrier-neutral, policy-free exchange of traffic between any connected partner networks, thus ensuring easy, non-discriminatory interchange of communication.

NORDUnet strongly supports the Open Exchange concept. NORDUnet is connected to key open exchange points such as NetherLight (Amsterdam) and MANLAN (New York City), and established its first NORDUnet Open Exchange (NOX) point in London in 2012.

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NORDUnet is deploying its next generation Optical 100G coherent network based on Ciena equipment

As a result of a joint public procurement with international partner Dante, NORDUnet has chosen Ciena as the provider for its next generation optical and switching network. The NORDUnet Network footprint will when fully deployed cover all of the Nordic countries with connectivity to Germany, Netherlands, UK and Belgium. The Network is being deployed during 2014 and will be fully operational by end Q3.

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Rolf Nordhagen inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

Rolf Nordhagen (1928 – 2013) is one of 24 Internet pioneers that recently were inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Rolf Nordhagen had leading roles in the forming years of the Norwegian academic network UNINETT, and the Nordic university network NORDUnet. He is regarded as one of the founding parents of networking in these regions.

Celebrates innovators

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In memory of Karel Vietsch 1952 – 2014

It is with great sadness that we have received the news about the death of Karel Vietsch, TERENA Secretary General.

Karel Vietsch was a driving force in the collaborative effort between the European countries on the development of Research and Educational Networks.

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