Knowledge & Innovation

In the knowledge base you will find reports, videos and presentations of SURF and the higher education institutions. These publications are the results of innovation projects by SURF and the institutions. You will find an overview of these projects on the right-hand side below.


Knowledge Base

View SURF's most recent publications below or search for publications using the search box above.

Infographic SURFconext Infrastructure

17 SEP 2015

In recent years, the use of SURFconext has increased significantly. More and more institutions are making use of SURFconext and the number of cloud services is also increasing. This infographic shows how the SURFconext infrastructure provides stability, even with an increase in the number of users and logins.


Infographic SURFnet network

15 SEP 2015

This infographic shows facts and figures of the SURFnet network as available for all institutions within or target group.


OpenNaaS-based Networking Solution for DC Automated Management

28 JUL 2015

This article proposes a solution for an OpenNaaS management framework to provide data center administrators with a vendor independent overlay platform. It is intended to simplify the administration of operational functions of SURFsara and achieve a solution easy to deploy, easy to configure and easy to manage.


Choosing an open source network controller for a data center network

28 JUL 2015

This report describes tools that automate some aspects of network maintenance. SURFsara wants to select a network controller to allow automatic configuration of the network. The main requirement is security related: to limit each application to only make network changes that are necessary for that application.


Infographic: SURF cloud projects approach

13 JUL 2015

During SURF cloud projects, SURF works together with institutions to develop widely applicable services. The key concepts of SURF's new approach to cloud technology are 'demand-driven' and 'together with early adopters'. In this infographic, the approach used during SURF cloud projects is explained further.


Innovation projects

View SURF's most recent innovation projects below or search for project using the search box above.

SURF cloud projects with UMCs

The UMCs are collaborating with SURF in the field of ICT architecture. The 8 UMCs have been collaborating in the ICT field for some time already and have specified a shared reference architecture. They have asked SURF to assume control of the services mentioned in the reference architecture.

Testbed for innovative ICT applications

Institutions aim to offer personalised, flexible education that meets the individual needs of students. In its project titled 'Testbed for innovative ICT applications', SURFnet is examining the potential benefits of new ICT technologies and applications in education.

Developing multipoint connectivity services via E-LANs

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. E-LANs are useful for connecting several locations. In the fall of 2015, an E-LAN will become available for several pilot projects.

SURF cloud project Web hosting

Within the SURF cloud project Web hosting, 5 Dutch higher education and research institutions are working together with SURF to develop a generic web-hosting service. The goal is to offer end users a reliable web environment in the cloud via SURF.

SURF cloud project KUBUS

Within the KUBUS project, SURF and six universities of applied sciences are working together on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The goal of the project is to create a common platform that institutions can use to share ICT facilities with each other.