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Thoughts on Crisis Management

Earlier this month I attended CLAW 2019, the third Crisis Management Workshop for the GÉANT Community. The event was held at the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre in Poland – not the easiest place to get to from the UK, but lovely once you’re there:       My role at Jisc is Head of […]

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To 100Gbit/s, and beyond!

The capacity of the Janet network has always seen massive growth – in my time at Jisc it’s gone from the 10Gbits/s SuperJanet4 network in 2006, to the 100Gbits/s SuperJanet5 network in 2011, to the 600Gbits/s Janet6 network that operates today. We also made a bit of noise last year when we upgraded the core […]

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Hic sunt dracones

One of the questions that we get asked in the Network Development and Architecture team is “when are you going to deploy ‘thing they read about in the tech news’?” and the answer usually falls squarely into one of three distinct categories:

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IPv4 Address Brokers and Legacy Address Space

If you are the contact listed in one of the global registries for the IPv4 addresses held by your University or College, I’m sure you will have received numerous emails from address brokers offering to buy some or all of your IPv4 addresses. This post is intended to provide some advice. Many of Jisc’s members […]

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Designing our way out of a rats nest!

A few (5) words on the process of designing new access networks, aka regional aggregation networks (health warning: written by not-a-network-designer). It Takes A Long Time I could leave it there, but for the sake of clarity I’ll delve into some of the more interesting and relevant details. So, we have a contractual requirement to […]

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Back from holiday, back to work

There’s nothing like a good holiday to escape, relax and rejuvenate. I was away for a couple of weeks recently (read this post on LinkedIn about how I kept in touch with all things Jisc and Janet), as were a lot of the rest of the access programme team. A lot of us have got […]

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Project progress update by Neil Shewry

It’s been far too long since my last blog post. The good news is that it’s because we’ve all been really busy planning, designing and delivering new access infrastructure. The bad news (for me at least) is that excuse only lasts so long and it’s about time I took a moment to provide you all […]

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Neil Shewry, head of infrastructure delivery… thoughts

A year or so ago Jisc announced that it would be embarking on a programme of work to refresh connectivity to all 1000 members and customers – the Janet Access Programme. The new access infrastructure delivered by the programme would be capable of supporting an enhanced set of connectivity services, scaled to last 3-5 years […]