GÉANT Project (GN4​​-2)​ delive​rab​les

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The GÉANT p​roject has a range of deliverables and​ white papers associated with the activities.​​​​​​​​​​​


19 September 2018

D9.4 Evaluation of Certificate Provisioning Pilot

This deliverable outlines investigations into improving the scalability and efficiency of certificate provisioning for server-to-server transport protection (RADIUS/TLS) in eduroam, currently supported by eduPKI. Approaches to adopting the principles of ‘LetsEncrypt’ to streamline this process, under the concept name ‘LetsRadsec’, are evaluated, and the results of the tests carried out are discussed.  

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11 July 2018

D8.9 GÉANT Testbeds Service 6.0

From May 2016 – June 2018, the development of the GÉANT Testbeds Service (GTS) in the GN4-2 project has now evolved into version 6.0, which is transitioning into a production service. The following document describes the GTS service elements, the service benefits, its user community, technology and architecture, as well as the operational aspects and the next version roadmap.

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25 June 2018

D7.3 Overview of SDN Pilots: Description and Findings Part B

This document reports on SDN technology pilots utilising an infrastructure deployed across the GÉANT backbone in parallel to the infrastructure carrying production traffic. Technology pilots aim to verify the functionality and stability of novel, integrated software and hardware modules in a holistic way in an out-of-the-lab environment, while at the same time assessing the operational readiness of the SDN solutions. This deliverable updates deliverable D7.1 Overview of SDN Pilots Description and Findings Part A, and should be read as a standalone overview of pilot findings for all SDN use cases.

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25 June 2018

D3.7 Requirements Commentary on GÉANT Services

A service requirements analysis to improve understanding of how and where users will be working in five years’ time and details what GÉANT will need to be doing in order to meet their expectations.

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20 June 2018
D5.5 Service Transitions and Validations

This document reports on the service validations and transitions to SA2 production performed by SA2 T1 in GN4-2 from May 2016 to March 2018. The validation and test process, including the test strategy is presented.  An overview of the service, test phases, test team composition and scope of the testing is provided for each transition and validation completed during the reporting period.

31 May 2018

D8.11 Service Provider Architecture Pilot Follow-up

This amendment describes the outcomes of the Service Provider Architecture pilot. The first part of the document focuses on the implementation of the first phase of the pilot: porting the E-Line service to the Service Provider. The second part of the document provides the results of the pilot in terms of performance testing, functionality and acceptance testing and user feedback. The final section concludes the findings of the pilot.

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4 May 2018

D8.6 Network Monitoring / Performance Verification Architecture Production Service

This document describes the implementation and organisation of the Network Monitoring and Performance Verification Service. The first part of the document describes the goal of the Network Monitoring and Performance Verification service and the second part of the document focuses on the service operations and improvement.

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2 May 2018

D8.7 Network Management as a Service Production Service

During Period 2 of the GN4-2 project, Network Management as a Service is being prepared to transition into a production service. NMaaS service elements are presented in this document, including the service benefits, users, technology and architecture, as well as the service operational aspects and the next version roadmap.

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30 April 2018

D3.5 NREN Satisfaction Survey

This deliverable presents the results and analysis of the sixth NREN Satisfaction Survey conducted in January and February 2018, covering the GÉANT organisation, the GN4-2 project, the GÉANT network and network operations, the GÉANT service portfolio, GÉANT collaboration and community activities, and the GÉANT Compendium. The survey objectives were to assess satisfaction with GÉANT’s activities; assess the importance of and satisfaction with specific aspects, products and services; help GÉANT better understand the community’s needs; and determine how and where to focus future efforts.

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12 March 2018

D9.3 Best Practice for User-Centric Federated Identity

This deliverable outlines the basic principles of user-centric federated identity, focusing on those use cases where this approach provides an improvement over current practices. It provides assessments of the demand and readiness level of federations to adopt user-centric federated identity and outlines example architectures and best practices for its delivery as well as the related policy and governance.

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28 February 2018

D5.4 Service Delivery and Operations Report

This document reports on the services operated in GN4-2 by SA2 T2 and T3, including updates on uptake and usage, KPIs, and information on activities and issues occurring in the reporting period, from the beginning of March until the end of December 2017. The full technical and operational descriptions of the services can be found in Deliverable D5.2 which covers the previous reporting period.

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31 January 2018
D8.1 Proposed Integrated Services Framework and Network Services Development Roadmap
The Integrated Services Framework (ISF) proposes a set of generic, fundamental service classes that are needed in the emerging network ecosystem and defines a common service model that allows such services to invoke one another and to build incrementally more complex services.
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29 January 2018

D2.6 Supporting an e-Infrastructure Event

DI4R 2017 was held in held in Brussels on 30 November and 1 December 2017, jointly organised by the key e-infrastructures EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE and RDA Europe. This report provides a summary overview of the event’s organisation and results.​

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26 January 2018

D8.5 Service Provider Architecture Pilot

This document describes the implementation and organization of the Service Provider Architecture pilot. The first part of the document describes the Service Provider Architecture in terms of components, interfaces and processes chosen, defined and implemented. The second part of the document focuses on the development pilot planning and execution scheduled to start beginning of January 2018.

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16 January 2018

D3.4 Case Study Report on Two Cases User Account Management

This document promotes the importance of user account management and collaboration within GN4-2, and provides examples of the ways in which this can improve the impact of research throughout the R&E community. Two use cases are detailed: PRACE, a European e-infrastructure providing supercomputing facilities, and CLARIN, a European e-infrastructure providing resources and technology for language data. ​

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16 November 2017

D8.4 Certificate Transparency Log v2.0 Production Service

This document gives an overview of the GÉANT Certificate Transparency (CT) log service being developed by JRA2 T6, a new IETF standards-based approach to discover misissued certificates. It explains CT and describes the CT log service, its benefits and users, technology and architecture, and operational aspects. It also provides a roadmap for GN4-2 Period 2.​

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24 October 2017

D7.2 Systems and Processes Architecture for e-Infrastructure Integration

This document provides an account of the work undertaken by JRA1 Network Infrastructure Evolution, Task 3 Integration with Other e-Infrastructures in GN4-2 Period 1 towards delivering an orchestration framework for e-infrastructure integration, with particular reference to a proof of concept focused on order management and service delivery for MS Azure ExpressRoute connectivity services.

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​19 October 2017

D9.2 Virtual Organisation Platform Phase Two Service Specification

This document outlines the technical and service specification for Phase 2 of eduTEAMS, the platform for GÉANT that extends beyond eduGAIN to serve the AAI needs of collaborative organisations.


19 October 2017

D3.3 Requirements Gathering from e-Infrastructures

This document summarises the requirements-gathering activity undertaken by the e-Infrastructure Liaison Task during GN4-2 Period 1. It covers methodology, and findings in the areas of network, AAI, security, training, marketing and communication, and user engagement.

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06 October 2017

D2.4 Shared Best Practice – Building and Running an Events Network

This document provides an update on the work of the Events team (2/NA2 T3) including an analysis of the key organisational aspects of TNC17 and lessons learned as they apply to future editions of TNC and other GÉANT community events.

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​​​​04 September 2017

D8.3 Distributed Denial of Service Mitigation v1.0 Pilot

This document describes the pilot of the DDoS detection and mitigation tool. It starts with the explanation of the DDoS detection and mitigation architecture that includes Firewall-On-Demand (FoD), Network Security Handling and Response Process (NSHaRP) and Reputation Shield (RepShield), and continues focusing on the DDoS detection and mitigation pilot that is planned for the second reporting period of the GN4-2 project within Network Services Development Joint Research Activity (JRA2) Network Security Task (Task 6).

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D7.1 Overview of SDN Pilots Description and Findings: Part A 
This document reports on SDN technology pilots utilising infrastructure deployed across the production GÉANT backbone in parallel to the infrastructure carrying production traffic. 

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D8.2 Firewall-on-Demand Progress Report

This document describes the work carried out in the GN4-2 Joint Research Activity “Network Services Development” (JRA2)– Network Security Task (Task 6) reporting on the Firewall on Demand version 1.5 service within the GEANT network environment.

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D5.3 Analysis of Requirements for Software Management​

This document presents the current state of the software management practices adopted by GÉANT development teams and highlights the scope for further work in selected areas of software infrastructure and management processes and practices.​

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D3.1 NREN Satisfaction Survey

This deliverable presents the results and analysis of the fifth NREN Satisfaction Survey conducted in March 2017, covering the GÉANT organisation, the GN4-2 project, GÉANT network operations, the GÉANT service portfolio and GÉANT collaboration and community activities. ​

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25 May 2017
D5.2 Service Delivery and Operations Report

This document reports on services operated in GN4-2 by SA2 T2 and T3. Technical and operational service descriptions, data on users, uptake and usage, KPIs, and information on activities and issues occurring in the reporting period as well as contact details, are provided for each service.

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D9.1 Market Analysis for Supporting Services for Campus Identity Providers

This deliverable provides a Market Analysis of the current offer on Campus IdP related services by the GÉANT NREN community and provides recommendations for features to be provided by a GÉANT Campus IdP platform.


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D2.2 Supporting an e-Infrastructure Event (DI4R)

This document provides a brief summary of an e-Infrastructure event (DI4R) that took place in Krakow, Poland, on 28-30 September 2016.

​The GÉANT Proj​​ect

The project is co-funded by Europe's NRENs and the EU. 

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As part of the GÉANT 2020 Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA), the project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 731122 (GN4-2).​​​