JANET: Services and Benefits for STEM Subjects


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Presented by David Salmon at the JISC Future of Research Conference, 19th October 2010

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JANET: Services and Benefits for STEM Subjects

  1. 1. JANET Services and benefits for STEM (and other !) subjects David Salmon Strategic Technologies Division JANET(UK)
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>JANET as a successful shared service </li></ul><ul><li>JANET Network </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data transmission (IP & Lightpath) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network access & roaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK Access Management Federation </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. JANET Shared Service <ul><li>Formed 1984 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Merged from Research Council Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services to Universities and Research Councils </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University sector expands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further Education joins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools networks connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Via regional aggregation networks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Now serving a community of potentially 18 Million users </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shared Service Awards <ul><li>2007 - Winner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e-Government National Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2008 - Winner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GC Awards for Innovation </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. JANET Network Services <ul><li>Connecting your organisation to the rest of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Now a “mission critical” requirement for most organisations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unthinkable to be without it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enable Communications for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. JANET YHMAN Dublin (HEANET) NIRAN C&NLMAN UHI FaTMAN AbMAN Clydenet EaStMAN NorMAN NNW TVN LMN EastNet MidMAN LeNSE WREN SWERN Kentish MAN EMMAN Bristol Glasgow Reading Warrington Leeds London T-City T-House
  7. 8. JANET IP service <ul><li>High Quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability, Availability, Resilience, Capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National & Regional infrastructures are multiply connected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can tolerate failures without service disruption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option at organisation level (chargeable) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40Gbit/sec core – 100Gbit/s planned in parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities typically connect at 1Gbit/sec or more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Well connected nationally & internationally to commercial and other Research and Education networks </li></ul>
  8. 9. JANET Lightpath
  9. 10. JANET Lightpath <ul><li>Dedicated network capacity for demanding projects </li></ul><ul><li>Typically high capacity point-to-point network connections </li></ul><ul><li>Separate to standard JANET IP service </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual isolation of services – prevents disruption </li></ul><ul><li>Enable national and international collaboration where this type of service is needed </li></ul>
  10. 11. Large Hadron Collider - CERN UK Particle Physics 2 * 10Gbit/s Lightpaths to CERN Science and Technology Facilities Council Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  11. 12. Linking Radio-Telescopes Lovell Telescope Jodrell Bank 2 * 1Gbit/s to NL European eVLBI Network
  12. 13. Videconferencing
  13. 14. Videoconferencing Benefits <ul><li>More efficient and effective collaboration and interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Increase scope for national and international collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce travel time and cost </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to greater energy efficiency (carbon footprint) </li></ul><ul><li>Complements face-to-face meetings and interaction </li></ul>
  14. 15. Videoconferencing uses <ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Research Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Support for live events and conferences </li></ul>
  15. 16. Teaching
  16. 17. Access Grid
  17. 18. JANET Videoconferencing <ul><li>Centrally managed service </li></ul><ul><li>Book & schedule meetings & conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Endpoint registration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A/V suites, individual desktops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>periodic endpoint tests – Audio, Video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mediation between multiple technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>H.323, H.320, SIP, AccessGRID, Evo, Cisco Telepresence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Definition Video (HD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Session recording and streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop to desktop “on-demand” (no prior booking) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Eduroam
  19. 20. Eduroam <ul><li>Roaming – obtaining network access at visited locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically wireless access (but can be wired) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop, smart-phone, net-book… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visitors get easy, authenticated access on your campus. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No need for special guest accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your staff and students get the same when they visit other campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to keep connected and communicating for study, collaboration etc </li></ul>
  20. 21. eduroam
  21. 23. Supporting Eduroam <ul><li>Both sites must support the service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide an identity service for their own staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a referral service to allow visitors identities to be checked with their home site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support and advice is available </li></ul><ul><li>Some organisations are now considering making all campus wireless access via eduroam – one service for both staff and visitors </li></ul><ul><li>See it in action on the JANET stand </li></ul>
  22. 24. UK Access Management Federation
  23. 25. UK Access Management Federation <ul><li>JISC & BECTA provide the service </li></ul><ul><li>JANET(UK) is Federation Operator </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: Simplify access to resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff, Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid multiple account, identities and passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ single sign-on” – one identity and password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web based mechanism </li></ul></ul>
  24. 26. A selection of Service Providers
  25. 27. Membership
  26. 28. UK federation <ul><li>Organisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registers people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implements “identity provision” service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service provider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity checking function </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Central Infrastructure/service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mediates interactions between parties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End-users, Identity providers, Service providers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developments in hand to take this concept beyond just web-based applications and resources </li></ul>
  27. 29. Summary <ul><li>JANET provides a pervasive, high-quality, high-capacity network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JANET IP service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JANET Lightpath </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing services </li></ul><ul><li>Roaming </li></ul><ul><li>UK Access Management Federation </li></ul><ul><li>All these contribute in their own way to organisations’ efficiency and effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Looking ahead… </li></ul>
  28. 30. Future Requirements for JANET <ul><li>SIX project </li></ul><ul><li>Further Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ja.net/development/six.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network managers consultation this Thursday </li></ul>
  29. 31. End