Eastern Europe Partnership Event - 004 john chevers
GÉANTThe Network, the Services, the CommunityDr John CheversServices ManagerDANTE connect • communicate • collaborate
What is GÉANT? ! Total cost ca 182 M€ over 4 years ! Approximately 51% EC funding ! 34 project partners (NRENs + DANTE + TERENA) ! A project and a network ! Circa 500 person years over 4 years for service development, research, and networking ! Began in April 2009 ! Challenges: ! Building a distributed virtual team ! Flexibility and efficiency connect • communicate • collaborate
Where is GÉANT? A ubiquitous European academic network: 34 European countries Every EU member state An expanding consortium with most recent members from Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro GEANT members Associate members connect • communicate • collaborate
Why GÉANT? GÉANT forms an important part of EC research and education strategy and is fundamental to the EUs vision of a European Research Area (ERA): a border-free zone for research GÉANT connects together ALL EU member states and many other countries –its value is universally recognised GÉANT connects countries to the world of research- opening opportunities to participate in international projects and access international research facilities"The power and scope of GÉANT ensure that Europe is a central hub for research and education, bringing together the brightest minds in the world. GÉANT not only benefits Europes competitiveness, but is also boosting collaboration between researchers on a global scale. Through GÉANT the European Commission is committed to enable worldwide research collaboration that tackles some of the biggest challenges that society faces and to get Every European Digital." Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda connect • communicate • collaborate
About GÉANT: The GÉANTPartnership Geographic Organisation location size Customer Funding base model Technical skills National communication Service infrastructure remit development connect • communicate • collaborate
About GÉANT: Backbone Network Data transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps across 50,000 km of network infrastructure 25 Points of Presence, 44 routes and 18 dark fibre routes Hybrid network GÉANT IP: packet routed GÉANT Plus: switched point-to-point circuits GÉANT Lambda: dedicated wavelengths Over 40 million users across connected NRENs connect • communicate • collaborate
About GÉANT: Global Connectivity GEANT coverage TEIN3 Canarie, Internet2, Esnet RedCLARA-ALICE2 EUMEDCONNECT2 Africa Connect – WACREN Africa Connect – UbuntuNet SARInet BSI SILK-Afghanistan CARENGEANT is linked to 59 research and education networks around the world with activity underway to connect to Caribbean and Sub Saharan Africa connect • communicate • collaborate
GÉANT Benefits: FacilitatingInternational Collaboration! Research and Education users from diverse disciplines: ! Astronomy ! Medicine ! Bioscience ! Arts ! …and many more connect • communicate • collaborate
About GÉANT: ServicesBackbone Services Multi-Domain Services GÉANT END USER NREN CAMPUS End User Services connect • communicate • collaborate
About GÉANT: Network Research connect • communicate • collaborate
GÉANT Benefits: In the EastNew interconnections! AzRENA (Azerbeijan)! NAS RA (Armenia)! KazRENA (Kazakhstan) –due in early 2012 via CARENUpgrades! eARENA (Russia) –new Moscow PoP, 10Gbps access and circuit capable! ‘South-Eastern Ring’ – Budapest – Bucharest - Sofia - being upgraded to 20Gbps! AMRES (Serbia) –10Gbps due end 2011/early 2012! Planned access upgrades for MARNET (Macedonia), GRNET (Greece) connect • communicate • collaborate
Finally….just to remind you!! GÉANT is an essential infrastructure for research collaboration! GÉANT provides innovative network services! Eastern Europe is developing fast Thank you! email@example.com connect • communicate • collaborate
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