From Fiber to Wireless (and back)Enablers for CollaborationHarold Teunissen - SURFnet
SURF Inc.      institutions    Demand aggregation since 1985, not for profit2                    Canada Connects: Producti...
SURFnet      -  SURFnet provides advanced services to the Dutch         research and education community          -  High ...
Our Canadian Connection    -  CANARIE as peer        -  CANARIE is Canadas Advanced Research and           Innovation Netw...
Hybrid SURFnet6,    more than just Internet                                    -  Over 10,000 km dark fiber               ...
The Netherlands as a hub                                                             KAUST 10Gb                           ...
Beyond fibers    -  In the early days        -  Pilot UMTS and GPRS at selected campuses        -  Wireless Point-to-Point...
Trends in e-Infrastructure    -  Science is becoming increasingly digital, needs to deal      with increasing amounts of d...
Changing Behaviours       Hierarchical                              Self Organising         Secrecy                       ...
Levels of Collaboration        Social                                           Virtual Collaboration                     ...
Modern Research needs an     integrated e-Infrastructure     -  Providing seamless access to and allowing the        share...
Resource Collaboration                                                            Control                                C...
Mobile Collaboration                                                   International              Institution A           ...
Virtual Collaboration                                                                                  Federative, modular...
How to get access?                         Users     Resources &        Services                                 Virtual O...
Our challenges     -  Today’s Internet is not good enough to support the needed       e-Infrastructure for research       ...
Key Take Aways     -  Multi-level approach to support true collaboration     -  Need for ubiquitous broadband connectivity...
ThanksHarold Teunissenharold.teunissen@surfnet.nl
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From Fiber to Wireless (and back) - Enablers for Collaboration

  1. 1. From Fiber to Wireless (and back)Enablers for CollaborationHarold Teunissen - SURFnet
  2. 2. SURF Inc. institutions Demand aggregation since 1985, not for profit2 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  3. 3. SURFnet -  SURFnet provides advanced services to the Dutch research and education community -  High performance networking -  Authentication and authorization services to provide secure access to the network and other resources -  Advanced multimedia collaboration tools, including high quality audio/video communication -  SURFnet plays a leading role in the development of national, European and world-wide networking NREN, National Research and Education Network3 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  4. 4. Our Canadian Connection -  CANARIE as peer -  CANARIE is Canadas Advanced Research and Innovation Network -  Pioneers on user controlled light paths and dark fiber that formed the basis for SURFnet’s nationwide network -  CANARIE en SURFnet founding fathers (o.a.) of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) -  Ciena (p.k.a. Nortel) as technology vendor -  SURFnet as testbed and showcase for prototypes, new products and enhanced features -  From 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps and beyond -  Multidomain Network Management à Open Source4 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  5. 5. Hybrid SURFnet6, more than just Internet -  Over 10,000 km dark fiber pairs, reaching all SURFnet connected institutes (>180) -  (indirectly) Providing access to over 1,000,000 users (academics, students and staff) -  Internet Connectivity of 1 and 10 Gbit/s, IPv4 en IPv6, Unicast and Multicast -  Dynamic Lightpaths and Optical Private Networks5 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  6. 6. The Netherlands as a hub KAUST 10Gb Jeddah6 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House 6
  7. 7. Beyond fibers -  In the early days -  Pilot UMTS and GPRS at selected campuses -  Wireless Point-to-Point for fast rollout -  Today -  eduroam is a (almost) global confederated wireless roaming service based on Wi-Fi -  Provided through the European collaboration of 36 national-level federations -  Hundreds of institutions are involved, the majority of which own and operate the service’s infrastructure7 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  8. 8. Trends in e-Infrastructure -  Science is becoming increasingly digital, needs to deal with increasing amounts of data and computational needs -  Simulations get ever more detailed -  Nanotechnology – design of new materials from the molecular scale -  Modelling and predicting complex systems -  Decoding the human genome -  Experimental Science uses ever more sophisticated sensors to make precise measurements -  Need high statistics -  Huge amounts of data -  Serves user communities around the world8 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House Source: EGEE
  9. 9. Changing Behaviours Hierarchical Self Organising Secrecy Transparency Loose Alliance Collaboration Sluggish Urgency Novelty Innovation Tunnel Vision Didactic9 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  10. 10. Levels of Collaboration Social Virtual Collaboration •  Virtual Organisations Interaction •  Web and Video Conferencing •  Presence •  Broadcast Collaboration Mobile Collaboration •  Application Integration •  Mobile Office / Classroom •  Audio Conferencing •  Interactive Video Services Content & Resource Collaboration •  E-Mail, Document Sharing •  Team Spaces, forum Information •  Presence & Instant Messaging Exchange •  Workflows10 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  11. 11. Modern Research needs an integrated e-Infrastructure -  Providing seamless access to and allowing the shared use of: -  Computing and storage facilities -  Generic application services -  Sensors and instruments -  Network resources -  Providing hassle free end-to-end connectivity and a single user interface and a single control plane for the allocation of multiple resources, from multiple domains and in multiple locations -  Close collaboration among providers and users will be essential to create this environment11 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  12. 12. Resource Collaboration Control Control plane Control plane Control plane plane GOLE User Data GOLE GOLE SURFnet CPE CPE CANARIE GOLE NORDUnet Resource GOLE, GLIF Open Lightpath Exchange12 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  13. 13. Mobile Collaboration International Institution A Connectivity eduroam Wi-Fi Hotspot SURFnet Institution B 3G and 4G eduroam Residential Acces seamless roaming Any* - anytime, anywhere and any device13 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  14. 14. Virtual Collaboration Federative, modular and open App 1 App 2 Teams Users14 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  15. 15. How to get access? Users Resources & Services Virtual Organization15 Institutions
  16. 16. Our challenges -  Today’s Internet is not good enough to support the needed e-Infrastructure for research -  No guaranteed services on a “best effort” network -  Fit for delay tolerant, many-to-many communication -  To support an e-Infrastructure Research networks will have to do better... -  Provide guaranteed performance for large data flows and time-critical applications -  Support increasingly heterogeneous access methods -  Take into account security and environmental issues -  … while keeping the successful end-to-end principle of the internet16 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  17. 17. Key Take Aways -  Multi-level approach to support true collaboration -  Need for ubiquitous broadband connectivity wired and wireless for SURFnet’s contingency -  Bandwidth seen as free by users (academics, students, and staff) -  Defragmented of middleware platforms -  High common-denominator of devices -  Ubiquity of mobile devices -  Standardization17 Canada Connects: Productivity on the Move – May 27, 2010 – ING House
  18. 18. ThanksHarold Teunissenharold.teunissen@surfnet.nl
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