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Little Fluffy Clouds

As part of the growth in the use of Janet for accessing cloud providers, beyond the direct task of building a robust and scalable network, Jisc has tried to increase the number of ways that a user can consume the various services we can provide. In the past, we have made both govroam and the […]

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More (ab)normal thoughts

Following on from last week’s piece on the impact of additional traffic to campuses during the new (ab)normal, I’ve been asked to try and help people through the process of trying to calculate the impact. To be honest, you’ve probably already done this, but just in case there is a spark of insight I’ve tried […]

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The new (ab)normal

With students returning to campus (or not) over the coming weeks, there appears to be a growing level of discussion about the impact on campus networks and Janet. The good news is we think everything is going to be ok.

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Janet Access Programme update – summer holidays!

It’s the summer holidays now, so a time to take it easy, put our feet up, and relax. Yeah, right! In the first of a regular series of short JAP updates, I’ll provide a quick overview of the status of various Janet access projects we’re working on: South: Today saw the 16th connection (out of […]

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Expanding the footprint

One of the key deliverables of the Janet Access Programme is to expand the geographical footprint of Janet so that existing ‘last mile’ connectivity can be provided more cost effectively, and reaching new customers and new markets can become more affordable. With the design and delivery work carried out to date that has largely been […]

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eduroam traffic update

This post is really by way of an update to the earlier blog, love to #eduroam in the time of Corona. These updated graphs just show that the patterns we observed in the first weeks of the lockdown have been sustained over the longer term. Look out for a future update when restrictions are eased […]

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Further and faster: catching up with the Janet access programme

What is the Janet access programme? Before I bring us up to date on progress, it may be worth reminding ourselves what the Janet access programme is. The Janet Network consists of a national backbone and 18 different regional networks that, historically, were built at different times using different technologies and were once operated by separate, […]

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What is ‘normal’ anyway?

I’m not a fan of the term ‘new normal’, but whether we like it or not we’re now firmly in one. Whilst the basics of network delivery and field engineering haven’t changed, the manner in which they’re carried out has, drastically. This blog post outlines what this new normal looks like, how it differs from […]

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Back to work (well, not quite)

Whilst we’re still firmly ‘enjoying’ lockdown, we have at least now got used to what lockdown really means, both professionally and personally, and we’re used to it. With that in mind our attentions are now turning to planning the transition out of lockdown and into something resembling normal operation. Any transition will definitely be phased […]

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A new Slack workspace for the Networkshop Community

It was great to see so many of the Jisc and Janet networking community at our first ever Networkshop online.  While the circumstances driving us to that format were of course very unfortunate, the fact that around 500 people registered, and the vast majority of those then attended our three day event, was fantastic to […]