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GÉANT GN3plus an introduction to europe's 500 gbps research and education network

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GÉANT is the pan-European 500Gbps research and education network that interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). Together we connect over 50 million users at 10,000 …

GÉANT is the pan-European 500Gbps research and education network that interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). Together we connect over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe, and with extensive links to global partners GÉANT reaches over 100 NRENs worldwide.

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  • 1. GÉANT (GN3plus)Building a European Communications CommonsGÉANT is the pan-European 500Gbps research andeducation network that interconnects Europe’s NationalResearch and Education Networks (NRENs).Together we connect over 50 million users at 10,000institutions across Europe, and with extensive links to globalpartners GÉANT reaches over 100 NRENs worldwide.
  • 2. 2Connect | Communicate | CollaborateGÉANT (GN3plus)- vital to the EU’s e-Infrastructure strategyGN3plus: extension and expansion to 3rdterm of the successful GÉANT networkingproject, vital to the EU’s e-Infrastructurestrategy.GÉANT vision: to become the unifiedEuropean Communications Commons -driving knowledge creation as the global hubfor research networking excellenceGÉANT Mission: to deliver world-classservices with the highest levels of operationalexcellenceCo-funded: by the EU and Europe’s NRENsKey Facts GN3plusStart date April 1 2013Duration 24 monthsTotal budget €84,283,018EC contribution €41,800,000Participants 250+41 Project Partners:38 NRENs, DANTE, TERENA,NORDUnet (representing 5 Nordic countries)
  • 3. 3Connect | Communicate | CollaborateSupporting the growth of R&E Communities- transforming how researchers collaborateGÉANT delivers real value and benefit to society by enabling researchcommunities to transform the way they collaborate on ground breaking researchTogether withEurope’s NRENs,GÉANT connects50 million users in10,000 institutionsacross EuropeHealth and Medicine | Energy | Environment | Particle PhysicsRadio Astronomy | Arts & Education | Society
  • 4. 4Connect | Communicate | CollaborateInnovation through collaboration- for delivery of advanced networking servicesBuilding the GÉANT “eco-system” throughdevelopment and delivery of a world-class networkingservice portfolio:Flexible connectivity options & test-bed facilitiesPerformance tools & expertiseAdvanced AAI, cloud and mobility servicesCollaborative research into state-of-the-art technologynetwork architectures - mobility, cloud, sensor,scientific content delivery, high-speed mobileidentity and trust technologiesparadigm shifts in service provisioning andmanagementinfluencing global standards developmentOpen Calls to widen the scope and agility forinnovationDelivering innovativeservices to end users,their projects andinstitutionsacross Europeand beyond:secure access to thenetwork and resourcesthey need, when andwhere they want it.
  • 5. 5Connect | Communicate | CollaborateEurope’s 500Gbps Network- e-Infrastructure for the “data deluge”Latest transmission andswitching technologyRouters with 100GbpscapabilityOptical transmission platformdesigned to provide500Gbps super-channels12,000km of dark fibreOver 100,000km of leasedcapacity (includingtransatlantic connections)28 main sites coveringEuropean footprint
  • 6. 6Connect | Communicate | CollaborateGÉANT Global Connectivity- at the heart of global research networkingGÉANT connects 65 countries outside of Europe,reaching all continents through international partners
  • 7. 7Connect | Communicate | CollaborateGN3plus in numbers14Activities58Tasks250+People41Partners50,000,000 users10,000 institutionsacross EuropeReaching over100 countriesworldwide
  • 8. 8Connect | Communicate | CollaborateDelivering world-class services to R&EcommunitiesJRA1: NetworkArchitectures forHorizon 2020JRA2: TechnologyTesting for SpecificService ApplicationsJRA3: Identity &Trust Technologiesfor GÉANT ServicesSA1: Core Backbone ServicesSA2: Testbeds as a ServiceSA3: Network Service DeliverySA4: Network Support ServicesSA5: Application ServicesSA7: Support to CloudsSA6: Service Management & OperationsNA1:ManagementNA4:International &Business DevptNA2:Communications& PromotionNA3:Status & Trends
  • 9. 9Connect | Communicate | CollaborateNetworking Activities (NAs)NA1:ManagementNA4:International &Business DevptNA2:Communications& PromotionNA3:Status & TrendsThe Networking Activities (NAs) will provide management (NA1) andsupport for all GN3plus Activities with the full extent of both internaland external communications, promotion, international liaison andbusiness development (NA2, NA3, NA4). A particular focus is tosupport and encourage take up of services among users by workingclosely with NRENs and worldwide partners.
  • 10. 10Connect | Communicate | CollaborateJoint Research Activities (JRAs)The Joint Research Activities(JRAs) will focus oninvestigating new technologiesand service trends that areexpected to influence futuredevelopment of networkingservices for the R&Ecommunity. GÉANT’s firstOpen Call will invite thirdparties to…JRA1: NetworkArchitectures forHorizon 2020JRA2: TechnologyTesting for SpecificService ApplicationsJRA3: Identity &Trust Technologiesfor GÉANT Services
  • 11. 11Connect | Communicate | CollaborateService Activities (SAs)The ServiceActivities (SAs) willexpand to includenew areas of valueto provide end userssecure access to thenetwork with theresources theyneed, when andwhere they want it.SA1: Core Backbone ServicesSA2: Testbeds as a ServiceSA3: Network Service DeliverySA4: Network Support ServicesSA5: Application ServicesSA7: Support to CloudsSA6: Service Management & Operations
  • 12. 12Connect | Communicate | Collaboratewww.geant.netwww.twitter.com/GEANTnews | www.facebook.com/GEANTnetwork | www.youtube.com/GEANTtvConnect | Communicate | CollaborateThank you!

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