Status Updates and R&E ActivitiesAnwar AmjadDirector General (IT)/ Project Director (PERN)Higher Education CommissionIslam...
Serving as Engine to Socio-Economic                       Development of PAKISTANTechnology to Leap-Frog              Qual...
The National Research & Education Network                               of Pakistan
   A project to fulfill the overall vision and    objectives of IT Action Plan of the Government    of Pakistan,   A ded...
Disputed Territory
PERN Status (2003 – 10)Universities/ Institutes                104Core Bandwidth                          155 Mbps – 10 Gb...
A multi-gigabit network for the education     and research community of Pakistan
AN OVERVIEW
   UPGRADATION OF CHANNEL CAPACITY    ◦ Channel capacity be upgraded to 40Gbps or 100Gbps      based on data intensive re...
Public Sector                      Private Sector        Univ.   Inst.   Campuses   Total   Univ.   Inst.   Campuses   Tot...
Linking PERN2 to Internet2 & TEIN3
   IPv4 & IPv6 Peering    with TEIN3   IPv4 multicast Peering    with TEIN3PERN2 International NREN’s   MPLS L3 VPN Conn...
Strengthening HEIs through ICT                 Infrastructure
   Structured Core Campus    Networking at all    universities/ institutes   Fiber Optic campus    backbone   ~10,000% ...
Network and Information Security over PERN.
   Deployment of an End-to-End Network and    Information security solutions from three (3) different    aspects    ◦ Int...
Security Implementation Plans                                                                          No intrusion/Attack...
   Operations Facility    ◦ Independent Network Connectivity    ◦ Phones on the Desk         Dial in # +92 (51) 9040 PER...
   Network Monitoring Software    ◦ Orion Solarwind    ◦ Huawei Datacomm Monitoring System (DMS)   Service Communication...
   Outreaching with Infrastructure    ◦ College Network of Pakistan (CNP)      (Extending PERN2 to PERN3)   Extending PE...
Envisioning the Extension of PERN2
Facilitation to higher education community
• Scientific research,                                    • Access to  viz. Grids,                                        ...
PERN                     Video Conference                     VOIP                     CMS  IT Services        Pakistan Re...
Digital Resources: Journals, Articles, Books,                                 Theses, etc.
Digital Archives           E-Journals                   ◦ 23,000+ Journals                   ◦ Major Publishers/          ...
Digital Archives        E-Books                        Scheme                   ◦ 45,000 books                     downloa...
Digital Archives    Pakistan Research Repository                   ◦ 2500+ PhD theses digitized                           ...
Indicators                          StatisticsUniversities/ Institutes provided   61with this facilityInstructors         ...
Distributed                   Connectivity  Remote      Web and                   National E&R                           C...
Enhancing communication across higher               education community
Launched in Dec     2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   Total2006Universities            6      12     15     25     17    ...
PERN & EDU.PKManaged Email And      DNS TLD  Web Services                      2/13/2012     43
Campus Self Service                24/7 access to information and services                     Analysis & Reporting    Imp...
PERN- Providing necessary infrastructure andconnectivity for collaborative research and activities              2/13/2012 ...
   EVO Panda Server    ◦ Collaborative and Interactive communication   PingER Monitoring    ◦ Network health monitoring...
Pern2 empowering he is for collaborative rn-e in pakistan - tein3 meeting india (aug 2011)
Pern2 empowering he is for collaborative rn-e in pakistan - tein3 meeting india (aug 2011)
Pern2 empowering he is for collaborative rn-e in pakistan - tein3 meeting india (aug 2011)
Pern2 empowering he is for collaborative rn-e in pakistan - tein3 meeting india (aug 2011)
Pern2 empowering he is for collaborative rn-e in pakistan - tein3 meeting india (aug 2011)
Pern2 empowering he is for collaborative rn-e in pakistan - tein3 meeting india (aug 2011)
Pern2 empowering he is for collaborative rn-e in pakistan - tein3 meeting india (aug 2011)
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  1. 1. Status Updates and R&E ActivitiesAnwar AmjadDirector General (IT)/ Project Director (PERN)Higher Education CommissionIslamabad – Pakistan
  2. 2. Serving as Engine to Socio-Economic Development of PAKISTANTechnology to Leap-Frog Quality Technology for Rapid and Assurance Sustainable Growth Research & Development Human Resource DevelopmentTechnology Driving the Knowledge Economy
  3. 3. The National Research & Education Network of Pakistan
  4. 4.  A project to fulfill the overall vision and objectives of IT Action Plan of the Government of Pakistan, A dedicated digital communication network interlinking all public/private sector chartered universities/ degree awarding institutes. Provides integration of data banks, collaboration for research and development activities and up-gradation of teaching and learning skills. Connectivity with Other Education and Research Networks worldwide.
  5. 5. Disputed Territory
  6. 6. PERN Status (2003 – 10)Universities/ Institutes 104Core Bandwidth 155 Mbps – 10 GbpsLast Mile Bandwidth 4 – 310 MbpsInternational Bandwidth 8 Mbps - 6 GbpsInternational Leased Circuit 155 Mbps PERN 2 •[2009 – 2015] PERN 1.5 •[2007 – 2008] PERN 1 PERN2 Project (2011 - 2015) •[2005 – 2007] Universities/ Institutes/R&E Org. 350+ Core Bandwidth 2x10 Gbps PERN @ Inception Last Mile Bandwidth 1 Gbps •[2003 - 2004] International Bandwidth 10 Gbps International Leased Circuit 622 Mbps
  7. 7. A multi-gigabit network for the education and research community of Pakistan
  8. 8. AN OVERVIEW
  9. 9.  UPGRADATION OF CHANNEL CAPACITY ◦ Channel capacity be upgraded to 40Gbps or 100Gbps based on data intensive research Pure IP OVER DWDM ◦ A Single Multi service provisioning platform or multi service transport platform to avoid transponder costs GMPLS, OPS, OBS ◦ Implementation of these technologies as per demand from the research and academic community
  10. 10. Public Sector Private Sector Univ. Inst. Campuses Total Univ. Inst. Campuses TotalPERN1 21 3 6 30 1 1 0 2PERN2 50 4 6 60 12 0 5 17Total 71 7 12 90 13 1 5 19
  11. 11. Linking PERN2 to Internet2 & TEIN3
  12. 12.  IPv4 & IPv6 Peering with TEIN3 IPv4 multicast Peering with TEIN3PERN2 International NREN’s MPLS L3 VPN Connectivity provided toConnectivity NCP for LHC CERN participation
  13. 13. Strengthening HEIs through ICT Infrastructure
  14. 14.  Structured Core Campus Networking at all universities/ institutes Fiber Optic campus backbone ~10,000% growth in availability of computers to the students in HEIs over past 8 years Computers labs for general use and special purposes Indigenous applications development for business automation of universities’ processes
  15. 15. Network and Information Security over PERN.
  16. 16.  Deployment of an End-to-End Network and Information security solutions from three (3) different aspects ◦ Internet Gateway Security ◦ PERN Internal IP/MPLS Core Security ◦ Access Site Security
  17. 17. Security Implementation Plans No intrusion/Attacks: Special Check•International Traffic monitoring on Inside/Outside Traffic•Active /Passive Data Monitoring 10 G Stateful Firewalls•Deep Packet Inspection•URL Filtering Deep Packet Inspection & Internet Service Provider• IPS/IDS Enhance IPS PE•Domestic Traffic monitoring (within IP/MPLS)•Passive Monitoring•Deep Packet Inspection•URL Filtering Internet Service Prvider• IPS/IDS PE•Network Forensic tools PE•IP mapping record for back tracking.•Internal Logs•URL Filtering PE PE•Host Base Intrusion Prevention System
  18. 18.  Operations Facility ◦ Independent Network Connectivity ◦ Phones on the Desk  Dial in # +92 (51) 9040 PERN (7376) ◦ Office Communicator ◦ UAN – 111 11 PERN ◦ Wall mounted display for PERN2 nodes monitoring ◦ Seating space of Three (03) level support  Space for Two (2) persons for PERN2 Help desk  Space for Four (4) persons for 1st level support  Three offices for Senior Staff ◦ Workstations for all staff and Servers for network monitoring ◦ Glass partitioned space for PERN2 facilities
  19. 19.  Network Monitoring Software ◦ Orion Solarwind ◦ Huawei Datacomm Monitoring System (DMS) Service Communication ◦ Trouble ticketing facility to the member institutes Dedicated servers with SAN storage ◦ Email notifications of alerts/ alarms of various levels PERN2 public interface ◦ http://www.pern.edu.pk/
  20. 20.  Outreaching with Infrastructure ◦ College Network of Pakistan (CNP) (Extending PERN2 to PERN3) Extending PERN2 Services to ◦ Teaching Hospital ◦ Public Libraries ◦ Research & Development Organization ◦ K-12 Schools and beyond Education Management Plan ◦ Setting up Higher Education Management Information System at all universities Educational Alliance ◦ Microsoft ◦ Oracle Learning Tools ◦ Development & Management
  21. 21. Envisioning the Extension of PERN2
  22. 22. Facilitation to higher education community
  23. 23. • Scientific research, • Access to viz. Grids, international digital simulation, resources computation, etc. • Closed loop secure• Local contents connectivity hosting Communication Internet & Infrastructure Intranet Digital Video/ Voice Resources• National Digital • Interactive video Library conferencing• E-Books • Voice over IP• Pakistan Research across HEIs Repository
  24. 24. PERN Video Conference VOIP CMS IT Services Pakistan Research Repository National Digital Library Anti-Plagiarism (Turnitin) Business Intelligence Software as a Email Service Service (SaaS) Lync 2010 Service Specialized databases with customized Platform as a softwares Services (PaaS) Microsoft Licenced Softwares available at ELMS Virtualized Environment of Servers andInfrastructure as a Storage Services (IaaS) MCU ServicesHosted & Manage Server Space Support in National Data Services (H&MS) Center Network Design Service (LAN/WAN) IT Consultancy IT Trainings Services Establishing Video Conferencing Facility
  25. 25. Digital Resources: Journals, Articles, Books, Theses, etc.
  26. 26. Digital Archives E-Journals ◦ 23,000+ Journals ◦ Major Publishers/ Repositories  IEEE ACME  EBSCO Nature  APS Emerald  ACS Elsevier  CUP JSTOR  Blackwell Synergy
  27. 27. Digital Archives E-Books Scheme ◦ 45,000 books downloadable & printable
  28. 28. Digital Archives Pakistan Research Repository ◦ 2500+ PhD theses digitized 35
  29. 29. Indicators StatisticsUniversities/ Institutes provided 61with this facilityInstructors 1038Students 2906Total Submissions 12872Originality Reports 12718Plagiarists identified 154 38
  30. 30. Distributed Connectivity Remote Web and National E&R Content toInstrument/ email Data Servers: International equipment hosting Centers/ Knowledge Research Access locally NOCs Repositories Networks
  31. 31. Enhancing communication across higher education community
  32. 32. Launched in Dec 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total2006Universities 6 12 15 25 17 75EquippedEvents 14 536 475 1022 1028 3075organized Technic al Lectures / Conferen Discussi Meeting Intervie Total Events Presentati ces on & s ws Events ons Mock Session 2006 3 3 8 - - 14 2007 151 7 295 63 20 536 2008 65 7 395 92 22 475 2009 58 12 767 152 33 1022 2010 300 54 537 122 15 1028 41 Total 577 83 2002 429 90 3075
  33. 33. PERN & EDU.PKManaged Email And DNS TLD Web Services 2/13/2012 43
  34. 34. Campus Self Service 24/7 access to information and services Analysis & Reporting Improve decision making; enhance governmental reportingStatus (Operational at following Universities/ Institutes)• NWFP University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar• Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad• University of Punjab, Lahore• Islamia University, Bahawalpur• Sukkur Instituted of Business Administration, Sukkur• Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi• Balochistan University of IT, Engg. & Management Sciences, Quetta• Institute of Business Administration, Karachi*
  35. 35. PERN- Providing necessary infrastructure andconnectivity for collaborative research and activities 2/13/2012 46
  36. 36.  EVO Panda Server ◦ Collaborative and Interactive communication PingER Monitoring ◦ Network health monitoring Bio-Informatics Node ◦ Part of Asia-Pacific Molecular Biology Network (A-IMBN) program Tele-Medicine ◦ Bridging the HealthNet with PERN/PERN2 High Energy Physics ◦ The largest project on the planet, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is going to be operational, providing real data to the scientists.

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