News - SURFnet is inviting suppliers to respond to the Request for Information (RFI) published today with regard to the further development of the national teaching and research network. With this RFI, SURFnet is exploring the opportunities to upgrade its existing network infrastructure.
News - SURFsara has purchased Adaptive Computing's Moab HPC Suite. Moab software helps optimise dynamic job scheduling on computer systems.
News - Six Dutch higher education and research institutions are working together with SURF to develop a generic web-hosting service. The requirements and preferences have already been determined and approved. The SURF cloud project Web services will be continued under the new name Web hosting.
News - From 20 to 24 July 2015, the 13th annual International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2015) will be held in the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel. The theme of this year's conference will be HPC and modelling & simulation for the 21st century. SURFsara is the event's gold sponsor.
News - In GÉANT, European NRENs have joined forces to make cloud services with good conditions of use available to the European education and research community. The outcome of this work is in an online cloud catalogue and joint purchase of cloud services on a European scale.
News - Higher education and research institutions certainly have sustainability on their minds, as evidenced by the projects now starting in SURF's annual Sustainability & ICT Innovation Scheme. Under this scheme, institutions submit innovative, sustainable IT proposals to SURF which awards prizes for the best proposals. The 4 winners have been announced.
News - The Dutch government is introducing a new eID System, set to be a new standard for secure and reliable access to online government and business services. SURFnet is investigating the added value for higher education and research institutions, and is participating in an eID pilot for that purpose.
News - SURFnet is investigating the possibilities of an Ethernet Local Area Network (E-LAN) within the SURFnet network. An E-LAN is a virtual private LAN. E-LANs are used to connect multiple locations.
News - As of 1 July the SURFsara website is integrated into SURF.nl. The websites of SURFmarket and SURFnet were integrated when SURF.nl was launched 18 months ago; SURFsara is now following suit. All SURF operating companies have the ambition to further improve web communication and provide access to their mutual know-how in a more integrated fashion.
News - From September news from the SURF bureau and the operating companies SURFmarket, SURFnet and SURFsara will be published in one joint newsletter. Separate newsletters will no longer be published. Although SURF is combining all the different newsletters, you can still receive news only on topics of interest to you.
News - Four videos have been created on the new functionalities available in SURFnet7. Early 2015 marked the completion of the transition to SURFnet7. All institutions are now connected to the latest generation SURFnet network. Watch the videos.
News - In the past eighteen months, SURFnet has been collaborating with TNO on Software Defined Networking (SDN) as part of the CoCo project. This project was completed at the end of April. In assessing the project, GÉANT's Open Call Team had high praise for CoCo and we are proud of that.
News - Four new services have been connected to SURFconext: the TelcoView telecom service, the provider of Spend Control and eProcurement solutions PROACTIS, the online platform RemindoToets and the iBabs app.
News - Support of guest use in SURFconext – particularly for pre-enrolment students – is high on the list of priorities for the educational institutions. SURFnet is currently investigating both the technical issues and policy issues for educational institutions in order to facilitate guest use through SURFconext.
News - Institutions are using SURFconext more and more intensively and are looking to control access to the affiliated services. A more fine-grained access authorisation method is required. SURFnet is currently exploring opportunities for an authorisation infrastructure within SURFconext.