To support Australia’s participation at the forefront of global research and education, AARNet constantly looks to the future state of the network. We continuously plan where we need to be, predicting demand, not just in terms of capacity but also in terms of flexibility and intelligent networking.
We not only look to projects such as the Square Kilometre Array to predict the vast research driven network capacities which will be needed in the future, but we also need to continue to understand the trigger points for the online demands of real time education. We have just moved from 10Gbps to 40Gbps and 100Gbps, when will we need to look to implement 400Gbps and 1Tbps connections?
We are formalising processes to provide our stakeholders with a rolling roadmap of future network technologies. As a feedback loop we are also looking to engage with stakeholders through consultation across all institutions in order to determine what the institutional roadmaps look like for the next 5 years and how these will feed into the bigger picture for AARNet.
For more information and to contribute feedback, please contact David Wilde, Network Architect
Aug 15, 2017
REGISTER NOW FOR GLIF 2017 - the 17th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop, hosted by AARNet at Sydney University 25-27 September This event brings together leading network experts from around the world to collaborate and exchange knowledge on new networking technologies, pathfinding, middleware and applications. The workshop has a specific focus on how global...
Aug 4, 2017
Technologists working on networking and networked technologies at AARNet-connected universities and research institutions gathered in Melbourne on 22 & 23 June 2017 for Networkshop. Watch the video to hear what some of the highlights were for delegates. Networkshop 2017 was a two-day technical community-building event with an emphasis on technical...
Jul 27, 2017
Technologists working on networking and/or networked technologies at AARNet-connected universities and research institutions gathered in Melbourne on 22 & 23 June 2017 for Networkshop. Watch the video to find out what some of the highlights were for delegates. This was a terrific technical community-building event with an emphasis on...