News & Events

Testbeds-as-a-service to help researchers design networks

Researchers who build networks or design advanced distributed applications now have the opportunity to test their designs in a real-world environment – without the risk of breaking services belonging to others in the process. The GÉANT Testbeds Service (GTS) is ready to welcome users.

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DeIC to procure optical transmission equipment

DeIC expects to spend between DKK 18 million and 30 million on optical transmission equipment for Forskningsnettet, the Danish National Research and Education Network.

DeIC has issued a request for tender via TED (Tenders Electronic Daily). The process has three steps:

First, a number of potential vendors are selected. DeIC expects to select between five and eight vendors.

Next, the vendors submit their proposals. Finally, DeIC selects a vendor.

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New GÉANT Board elected

The General Assembly of the GÉANT Association today elected a new Board of Directors. 

Elected as chair was Christian Grimm, DFN (for 3 years).

For the five board vacancies, elected were (in order of decreasing number of votes):

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NORDUnet WIFI Community Meeting on 15 December

NORDUnet will be hosting a WIFI Community meeting on 15 December, at Hotel Birger Jarl in Stockholm. The aim of the meeting is to present various ways of monitoring and detecting performance degradations on large scale WIFI installations. The meeting will present two different methods to monitor WIFI networks:

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NORDUnet at ARMADA 2015

NORDUnet is present at this year's Armada fair at KTH, Stockholm on 17-18 November meeting students on the outlook for exciting potential employers for degree projects, summer jobs, or even a permanent job after finishing their degrees. The Armada fair connects approx. 150 exhibiting companies and organisations with 10,000 students.

The booth will be primarily be manned by staff from the NORDUnet NOC. You can find us here

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NORDUnet welcomes Steve Cotter as CEO of GÉANT

NORDUnet welcomes Steve Cotter as the new CEO of GÉANT Association; the transition to a unified top management for the pan-European research and education networking association is a major step forward in the long process of merging TERENA and DANTE into a single organization, serving equally as the home of European R&E networking community efforts and operator of a pan-European service portfolio.

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European e-Infrastructure Position on Open Science Cloud

The European e-Infrastrucutres EUDAT, LIBER, OpenAIRE, EGI, and GÉANT have released a joint position statement on the vision for a European Open Science Cloud.

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In the Field - Global NREN User Stories

Advanced research and education networks exist to be enablers.  The value of NORDUnet and the Nordic NRENs is the great education and the groundbreaking research they enable. Our users engage in exciting research projects, they produce new discoveries, they find new ways to teach.  We're excited to be part of this and to enable these results. As research networks we talk a lot about our technology, our capacity, and our services.  This is what we do.

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NORDUnet point-of-presence in Geneva

NORDUnet has opened its first PoP in central Europe.  Located at the CERN Internet eXchange Point (CIXP) in Geneva, the PoP allows NORDUnet to

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Michael Pedersen, Roskilde University

Roskilde University consolidates video with Kaltura

Roskilde University is moving all its video productions into the Kaltura media management system from Danish NREN DeIC. This is expected to lead to increased security, stability, and control of copyright issues. DeIC delivers Kaltura as a service hosted by NORDUnet. The combination of DeIC and NORDUnet was a deciding factor when the Danish university chose Kaltura. Consultant Michael Pedersen from the Academic IT function at Roskilde University explains:

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