VPN​ se​rvices​

Increased pri​​vacy and control - helping to build effective virtual teams across borders.

 

Many research projects require the additional security and reassurance of a virtual private network (VPN) to ensure data services are isolated from general IP (internet protocol) traffic. 
 

By creating a virtual IP network, all sites on the VPN can communicate flexibly without the need to arrange separate networks, whilst benefiting from the privacy and security of a private infrastructure.
  

VPNs are ideal for many-to-many (pee​r-to-peer) or one-to-many (central-site-to-satellite) environments, where each site can be allocated bandwidth according to its own requirements. Each site can support bandwidths from 155Mbps to 100Gbps (subject to availability).

  

GÉANT and the national research and education networking (NREN) organisations have worked together to provide a range of uniquely flexible and powerful services. 

​MD-V​​​PN​​

The GÉANT Multi-Domain Virtual Private Network (MD-VPN) provides an end-to-end international network service that enables scientists all over Europe to collaborate via a common private network infrastructure. The MD-VPN​ service can be used for connectivity between clusters, grids, clouds and HPC (high-performance computing) centres, allowing them to form v​​​​irtual distributed resources for third-party research projects. MD-VPN offers fast delivery of VPNs to end users and so can be used in a variety of ways, from a long-term infrastructure with a high demand for intensive network usage to quick point-to-point connections for a con​ference demonstration.​


MD-VPN is now available in the following countries;

Belgium   
Bulgaria
Croatia
Denmark
Spain
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Poland
Portugal
Serbia
Sweden
​Connections in other countries can be supported via a VPN Proxy facility operated by GÉANT

​​L3-​VPN​

L3-VPNs are ideal for many-to-many (peer-to-peer) or one-to-many (central-site-to-satellite) environments, where each site can be allocated bandwidth according to its own requirements. Each site can support bandwidths from 155Mbps to 100Gbps (subject to availability).​ This service allocates unique VLAN (virtual local area network) identifiers to each L3-VPN to ensure data isolation across the GÉANT network, giving assured performance and secur​​ity. The GÉANT L3-VPN service provides NRENs with the backbone infrastructure to enable custom VPN services for their users across the GÉANT backbone.

 


More i​nfo​​​rmation

GÉANT L3VPN Service Description Jul 2015.pdf

MD VPN Service Description Jun 2015.pdf

   

To learn about acces​sing GÉANT VPN services in your country, refer to your national NREN. Visit the partners page for links to GÉANT's NREN partners.​​​

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​​​At a glance​​

​Users

L3-VPN services are used by NRENs to support their own VPN and ne​​tworking requirements.

  

MD-VPN is designed to support research teams needing a multi-domain end-to-end VP​​N solution.

 

Key ​Facts

Both many-to-many and​​​ one-t​​o-many configurations available.

  

Capacities from 155Mbps t​​o 100Gbps.​