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1 NORDUnet Nordic Infrastructure for Research & Education NORDUnet International Strategy & Activities Jacqueline Brown 33 rd APAN meeting Chiang Mai, Thailand, February 2012

2 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education Where we are

3 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education The Nordic Countries Five small countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland Three autonomous areas: Faroe Islands, Greenland, Åland 8 time zones 25 million people 9 official languages Shared history, culture Large part of Europe Together, the world’s 7 th largest economy

4 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education Nordic NREN collaboration 5 independent NRENs, tradition for collaboration NORDUnet: regional network, international connection 25+ year history 1 million users Annual budget: About 20 Million $ NORDUnet incorporated, owned equally by NRENs, funded by NRENs RHNET UNINETT SUNET FUNET Forskningsnet

5 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education NORDUnet Vision and Strategy It is the Vision of NORDUnet to be the NORDIC Infrastructure for Research and Education NORDUnet shall provide a common world- class network infrastructure, services, support and collaboration platform for the Nordic NRENs and research and education community. NORDUnet shall facilitate other common eInfrastructure as requested by the Nordic national eInfrastructure stakeholders.

6 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education NORDUnet 2012 Strong European Dark Fibre network Scandinavian interconnect, connection to Europe GEANT, neighbour NRENs, IP transit Strong emphasis on peering fabric

7 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education NORDUnet Network 2012 North Atlantic connectivity Serving needs of Nordic NRENs, Campus IT Serving eScience, research collaborations

8 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education NORDUnet North America 2012 North American presence Emphasis on peering, connectivity to cloud providers for campus IT and research Connecting to global NRENs (i.e, South America, Asia) Fabric for end-to-end services

9 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education NORDUnet in Europe NORDUnet & Nordic NRENs are a strong global partner a strong partner in European networking a major contributor to GÉANT – 3 rd largest contributor of man-hours in GN3 NORDUnet firmly believe in and support a strong European infrastructure understand that world-class European networking is essential to Nordic R&E believe that through regional collaboration we offer the best support for European networking – for the benefit of all

10 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education The Arctic Region

11 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education NORDUnet and Asia NORDUnet is partner in project with Asia TEIN3 (through GÉANT) ORIENTplus GLORIAD Strong history of collaboration w/Russian R&E networks Nordic – Asia networking essential eScience project (i.e., eVLBI, medical imaging) Remote Campus Academia – Industry collaborations Nordic – Asia connectivity Direct peering (at NORDUnet US locations) TEIN3, ORIENTplus Efforts for direct Europe – Asia connectivity encouraged, i.e., through Russia and Middle East

12 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education Key Network Services World class L3 network – 40G, 100G coming Lightpath / BoD service Partnership for evolution of NSI Foundation for emerging services, such as global performance guarantee network services Enabler for higher-level applications and services. Asian partners such as AIST, NICT, NTT, KDDI, KISTI Higher-level services Federated Identity Multi-domain (federated) management, operations, and diagnostics, automation of multi-domain services Software development increasingly critical to evolution of NREN services Having our own software group is essential Open source

13 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education NORDUnet Services

14 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education Global Partnerships Partnerships for innovation and production networks GÉANT, European NRENs Internet2, CANARIE, ESnet GLIF GLORIAD – Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Mumbai, Cairo OGF – NSI, standardization of emerging services (open connectivity) ORIENTplus – EU-China – using open exchanges

15 NORDUnet Nordic infrastructure for Research & Education NORDUnet towards 2020 Five key themes 1. The NREN as a Global Network Service Provider 2. The NREN as a Community Service Provider 3. The NREN as the e-Science enabler 4. The NREN as the e-Education enabler 5. The NREN’s as an Innovative Framework Provider Our future demands a global strategy and global partnerships We service affinity groups, not restricted by geography Science is global, the collaborations we serve are global We must offer a full range of network services – best effort, circuits, and whatever in between We cannot succeed alone We must work together in open forums and global partnerships NORDUnet looks forward to working with our Asian partners to keep NRENs vital towards 2020

16 NORDUnet Nordic Infrastructure for Research & Education Thank You Jacqueline Brown for Lars Fischer, CTO


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