Our partnerships with vendors through the AARNet+ Program are delivering positive outcomes for the sector, and we continue to reach out to providers willing to customise their products and services to meet the needs of our research and education community.
The uptake of Zoom video conferencing continues to go from strength to strength, with the first Zoom site licence in place with the University of Western Sydney for 25,000 licenses. The migration to Amcom unified communications services for University of Melbourne, the first customer to engage Amcom services through the AARNet+ program, was completed this month
We will soon move to unlimited storage with our Box cloud content collaboration offering and we have recently added Code42’s CrashPlan data protection to our list of services. CrashPlan endpoint backup empowers a single admin to easily support thousands of employees, while allowing non-technical users to quickly, easily access and restore data without IT intervention.
eduroam, the global wireless roaming service providing users in the research and education communities with mobility between participating institutions’ wireless infrastructures, continues to be widely used by the Higher Education community. The eduroam Advisory Committee, a group established by AARNet in response to a call to explore wider deployment of the service, is continuing to review issues around provisioning eduroam in public spaces. The group is planning a pilot program to extend eduroam to K-12 schools in the near future.
We’ve made collaborating and sharing files and folders a lot easier by merging our two popular services, CloudStor (file sender) and Cloudstor+ (cloud storage), into one easy-to-use application. In response to user feedback, we’ve added new features, including cross-organisation sharing for research groups and collaborations. This CloudStor upgrade brings a new interface, improved performance, and group folders and quotas…READ MORE
Dec 17, 2015
2015 has been another busy and productive year for AARNet. We’ve seen many new customers connected and network builds completed. We’ve also continued to focus our attention on developing ‘above the network’ services to meet the increasingly data-intensive, collaborative and global needs of Australia’s research and education sector. We wish...
Sep 23, 2015
Chris Hancock, CEO AARNet It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over. Our focus continues to be on evolving the network to meet the future needs of the research and education sector. SDN Testbeds and Science DMZ sandboxes are examples of AARNet initiatives underway to inform future network planning....
Sep 22, 2015
Pushing technological boundaries and exploring what the future network might look like has been a focus of AARNet’s activities since the early days of rolling out the Internet in Australia. SDN Testbed Currently, we’re exploring the area of Software Defined Networking (SDN). SDN is an emerging new technology, focused on teasing...