Innovation projects overview

Browse through all the innovation projects

  • Research data zone

    Innovation project - SURFnet is examining the possibilities of a research data zone, which is a section of a campus network that is optimised for data-intensive research. A project has been launched with UvA/HvA to design and implement a research data zone. SURFnet acts as a coordinator, bringing together the institutions and companies.

  • Internet of Things

    Innovation project - It's not just people who are online, "things" such as machines, keys, cars, thermostats and fridges are too. Together they make up the Internet of Things. In collaboration with institutions, SURFnet is examining how the Internet of Things could be applied in education and research.

  • PERT - Performance Enhancement and Response Team

    Innovation project - SURFnet is examining the possibilities for setting up a PERT: Performance Enhancement and Response Team. A PERT helps ICT departments and end users when the network isn’t providing optimum performance. It supports the optimisation of end-to-end performance, dealing with problems such as slow connections, low bandwidth and excessive delay or jitter.

  • SURFnet Network Dashboard

    Innovation project - The SURFnet Network Dashboard gives institutions an overview of all SURFnet network services. Infrastructure managers and infrastructure administrators are able to view graphs and traffic statistics. Infrastructure managers can also set up light paths on their MSP to another MSP.

  • E-LAN

    Innovation project - SURFnet is investigating the possibilities of an E-LAN (Ethernet Local Area Network) within the SURFnet network. An E-LAN is a virtual private LAN for connecting multiple locations. Researchers from UMCs are currently cooperating with the help of SURFnet's E-LAN.

  • Project SURFnet8

    Innovation project - SURFnet is working on Project SURFnet8, the goal of which is to further develop the fixed section of the national education and research network. Both layers of the SURFnet network – the optical layer and the service layer – will be upgraded.

  • IPv6

    Innovation project - IP version 6 or IPv6 is set to breakthrough worldwide. With the supply of IPv4 addresses almost having run out, ever more organisations are migrating to IPv6. It is vital to have a well-thought out migration strategy. SURFnet will be happy to help you develop your strategy.

  • Research on Networks

    Innovation project - Research on Networks (RoN) is a collaborative programme between SURFnet and Dutch research institutions that focuses on researching new network technologies. By collaborating we can ensure that the network will continue developing in order to support our customer. Are you network researcher and do you want to collaborate with SURFnet, join us