GÉANT partners with the EC, national research and education networking (NREN) organisations and other institutions to bring about new service innovations and adoption on a global basis, through collaboration and assistance projects with international partners.
GÉANT currently participates in two projects relating to the roll-out of services and applications - one to Latin American regions, and the other to Western and Central Africa - and an interconnected cloud project. An overview of these projects is shown below, with further information available on the respective project websites.
Middleware for collaborative Applications and Global virtual Communities
MAGIC aims to establish a set of agreements for Europe, Latin America and other participating world regions (North Africa and the Middle East, West and Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, Central Asia and Asia-Pacific) to create a marketplace of services and real-time applications for international and inter-continental research communities.
MAGIC focuses on:
- the deployment of eduroam and federated identity around the world;
- a model for inter-operation between NREN cloud application markets;
- real-time application interoperability;
- fostering global science communities.
GÉANT is one of 21 project partners from across the globe in this successor to the ELCIRA project, led by RedCLARA.
To learn more, visit the MAGIC website.
Interconnected, secure private clouds
OpenCloudMesh is a joint international
initiative under GÉANT, which is being project-managed jointly by ownCloud
Inc., CERN and GÉANT.
The project links together researchers and universities in Europe, the Americas and Asia via a series of interconnected, secure private clouds. Built on the ownCloud open Federated Cloud sharing application programming interface (API), OpenCloudMesh delivers universal file access through a globally interconnected mesh of research clouds, without sacrificing any of the advantages in privacy, control and security an on-premises cloud provides. Leading research organisations from all over the world have joined the initiative and more participants are welcome.
Learn more about OpenCloudMesh.
TransAfrican Network Development
TANDEM aims to support dialogue between the EU and African research and education networks, with special attention to the Western and Central Africa region. It is a successor to the WACREN project.
GÉANT is one of nine project partners from Latin America, Africa, and Europe. TANDEM is led by IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement).
To learn more, visit the TANDEM website.