CONNECT issue #19 is now available

17 June 2015 | Cambridge, UK


This landmark issue of CONNECT coincides with the start of the new GÉANT Project (now GN4 Phase 1) – see page 5.


The organisation that was formed last October from the restructuring of TERENA and DANTE is no longer known as GÉANT Association, but simply as GÉANT. And from now on, GÉANT no longer means a single project or organisation but stands for the entire community collaboration.


What better place to launch this new branding than at the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, TNC15 (page 10). The GÉANT booth will feature both the organisation and the project activities, so if you are attending please drop by to catch up with event staff and to learn more about the new organisation and the unified branding.


Elsewhere in this issue...

We focus as always on several key areas of GÉANT: services relied on today (pages 20-29); network architecture and services for the future (pages 30-39); network security (page 18); and user communities, community news and networking stories from around the world.


For instance, on page 9 you can read how GÉANT can support Trans-National Education; on page 55 how high-speed connectivity is set to expand across Africa with the new AfricaConnect2 project; and on page 52 about an exciting astronomy project in Latin America.


This diverse and dynamic community will ensure the new era for GÉANT is an exciting one, and we look forward to the journey together.


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Paul Maurice and Tamsin Henderson


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