HEAnet support a range of technologies for connecting to the HEAnet backbone. Client circuit connectivity options include Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet technologies with capacities adjustable to client needs. On site we provide a managed IP router to ensure the uniform distribution of all our services to the campus.
HEAnet help clients to build resilient connectivity solutions, guaranteeing the highest levels of service availability. We help plan and build diverse circuit and router connectivity, and advise on configuring LAN and WAN campus switching and routing equipment.
HEAnet provide multi-gigabit Internet transit tailored to meet our clients' needs, via GÉANT to reach other education and research networks in Europe and beyond, INEX to reach Irish organisations, and via multiple connections to the general Internet.
Point to Point Services:
The HEAnet point to point service provides intra-institute and inter-institute Ethernet circuits.
Two modes of point to point services are required:
Port Mode is a point-to-point port-based transparent Ethernet Virtual Circuit that is used primarily to connect geographically remote LANs over the HEAnet network. It provides connectivity for both Layer 2 and control plane data.
VLAN Mode is a point-to-point VLAN-based circuit. It is presented to the user as an 802.1q trunk which filters customer Layer 2 control protocols and uses the different customer VLAN IDs to direct customer traffic to different destinations.
HEAnet point to point fact sheet attached below.