Meet Don Mackintosh AARNet+ Program Manager

 September 29, 2014 

Tell us about your career before AARNet? For more than a decade prior to joining AARNet, after finishing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Queensland, I worked for a number of digital solutions companies in Australia and New Zealand. My roles have involved introducing new age videoconferencing, digital recording, cloud and managed... View Article

What is Smart Cloud Bench?

 September 23, 2014 

I am so glad you asked – and indeed I wish I had one when I worked in a University IT operations group. In short, the Smart Cloud Bench is a cleverly thought-out way to measure, compare and report on the performance of cloud service infrastructure and providers, coupled with the ability to measure cost-performance... View Article

Growing eduroam beyond the campus

 September 23, 2014 

Eduroam is a global initiative of TERENA – the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, and is an international roaming service for users in research, higher education and further education. It provides researchers, teachers and students easy and secure network access when visiting an institution other than their own. Learn more about eduroam. In Australia, the... View Article

Science DMZ and friction-free networking

 September 23, 2014 

AARNet is developing services based on the Science DMZ architecture, in order to support big science research occurring at research institutions connected to the AARNet network. Brought to us by ESnet, the US Department of Energy research network, the basic premise is to divert large flows of data around the institutional firewall and through a... View Article

AARNet 4 update – rolling out the network

 September 23, 2014 

As the rollout of the core equipment supporting the AARNet 4 network continues, we have introduced a new Network Termination Unit (NTU) to facilitate connections to the new network. This equipment, which replaces the AARNet 3 CPE, is lighter-weight, faster and simpler – with more of the heavy lifting being done in the core of... View Article


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