Future-proofing the national education & research network

HEAnet Newsletter
Issue 1 – April 2019

Meeting the ever-increasing traffic throughput demands

31 January 2019 saw the completion of a 3-year project to future-proof the national education & research network – delivering 100 Gbps capacity for ultra-high bandwidth traffic for higher education institutions (HEIs), across 216 locations in Ireland.

Dec 2016: first client connected – Dec 2018: all clients connected

  • The new network forms a solid foundation for current and upcoming cloud and shared services delivery
  • Providing a flexible platform to respond to upcoming client merges and consolidations
  • Enabling enhanced resilience levels
  • Reducing the national network energy footprint at client premises
  • Combining two network layers – thereby reducing site and service disturbance
  • Bringing the benefits of virtualisation and SDN (Software Defined Networks) network futures to our HEI client-base

For more information on our network, please contact noc@heanet.ie

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