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Connecting research & education in the UK. Josh Howlett Head, International Collaboration 22 May 2013 CEENGINE, Kiev. Adult. Local Authorities & Schools. Higher & Further Education. The UK ’ s research and education network. Available to 18M users Higher & Further Education

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Connecting research education in the uk

Connecting research & education in the UK

Josh Howlett

Head, International Collaboration

22 May 2013

CEENGINE, Kiev


The uk s research and education network

Adult

Local Authorities &Schools

Higher & Further Education

The UK’s research and education network

  • Available to 18M users

    • Higher & Further Education

    • Academic research

    • Primary & Secondary schools

    • Adult & community learning

  • Over ¼ of the UK population

  • Janet is a not-for-profit company, owned by the UK’s research & education community


Meeting customer requirements

Meeting customer requirements

  • To deliver a highly reliable and secure network

    • Careful design choices

    • Carrier class network equipment & infrastructure

    • Strict SLA’s

  • To provide a network that is flexible in meeting future demand

    • Design enable capacity scaling at controllable cost

  • To provide a network that is more agile in dealing with change

    • Management by Janet NOC

    • Close working relationship with industry partners


Janet s national and regional architecture
Janet’s national and regional architecture

Janet national backbone

Internet

higher and further education

UK ISPs

schools and local government

global research

joint education & local government

health

“whole regional public sector”

public sector


Janet multi service network architecture

requirements to be served

network R&D

service development

general use

e-research

Janet multi-service network architecture

IP production network

test-beds

test-beds

special purpose

bandwidth

new service

flexible transmission platform


Current network superjanet5 2006 to 2013

Current network – SuperJanet5 – 2006 to 2013

  • Dedicated transmission infrastructure provided to Janet by Verizon Business

  • Janet operates the IP and Ethernet services


External peers

T’house North

Manc’r

Telecity HX

Akamai

ExternalPeers

Google

BTnet

aql Janet 3G

BBC

Bogons

Last year:448G

VM

InTechnology

This year so far:489G

RM Education

Getronics

Coming soon: 709G

Limelight

Logicalis UK

Pipex

Init7

~300 external peers

INUK

Global TransitTeliasonera

VT Group

Virgin Radio

IXManchester

LINX multicast

LINX

Edge-IX

MCIX

Global TransitTiNET

Gamma

Akamai

NHS

Exa Net

Google

GÉANT

Synetrix

Google

InTechnology

Akamai

Global TransitTiNET

NHS

NetrinoUK

Gamma

Microsoft

Amazon

100Gbit/s

Level 3

BBC

Getronics

10Gbit/s

Limelight

1Gbit/s

TMnet

Pathe News

Redstone

Datahop


Janet6

Janet6

  • Replacement of the Janet UK-wide backbone

  • Design and delivery rooted in customer requirements

    • Highly scalable

    • Highly reliable

    • Flexible

  • Key specifications:

    • 6500km fibre

    • Ciena 6500 transmission platform, scalable to 8.8Tb

    • Juniper T4000 & MX960

    • Managed by the Janet NOC

  • In operation mid-2013


Services

Services

  • Janet delivers 40+ services

  • Connecting to Janet

  • Technical advice

  • Security

  • Communicating

  • Infrastructure

  • Research

  • Training

  • Purchase frameworks

  • Cloud


There s going to be more

There’s going to be more!


Janet future services meeting customer requirements

Janet future services – meeting customer requirements

  • Video services

    • Any video client

    • Multiple participants

    • Easy scheduling

    • Customisable

  • Telephony

    • SIP based telephony delivered over Janet

  • Access and Identity Management

    • Integrated product set, including eduroam and other AIM services

    • Moonshot: the future of AIM

      • Janet pilot with 44 organisations

      • GÉANT pilot

  • Mobile services

    • Janet 3G

    • 4G trials with EE


E infrastructure for research directions priorities

e-Infrastructure for research: directions & priorities

  • maximising research investment

  • strengthening cross-border links

  • open market for researchers

  • gender equality

  • accessing scientific knowledge

  • joint programming

use of e-infrastructure –

UK priorities for support:

engineering & manufacturing

life sciences

energy

construction (smart cities)

information economy

financial & professional services



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