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GÉANT - The GN3 Project
Goals - Challenges - Vision
Hans Döbbeling, DANTE
TNC 2009, Malaga, 9.6.2009
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What was before GN3?
Looking back
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History
10 Gb/s August 2004
I
the combined effort of
project and partners
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History
10 Gb/s June 2009
I
the combined effort of
project and partners
Maps by Michael Enrico
Network Engineering & Planning Team
DANTE
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GÉANT topology
GÉANT topology –
April 2009
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Expand the
European Reach
New members
AMRES
MARNET
MREN
New special members
BASNET
URAN
RENAM
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Expand the
Global Collaboration
IP and circuit
services
Collaborate
with other
world regions
Example
DICE …
GÉANT global connectivity – April 2009
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Expand the
Customer Base
beyond
High Energy Physics, Astronomy & High Performance Computing
ESFRI Projects – European Research Infrastructures
Fusion Research
Earth Observation
Climatology
Life Sciences
EIT
Arts & Humanities
a dependable service for the entire European Research Area
Multinational (global) research organizations
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GÉANT Services
Identity and Roaming
Services
Connectivity
Services
Backbone &
Global Links
GÉANT Service Area
SA1 SA2 SA3
36 European
NRENs
1000s of Campuses
10s of Million users
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Service Orientation
Paradigm shift from GN2 to GN3
GN2: research – transition to service
GN3: service concept – development
The business case, operations-aware
ITIL model of continuous service development
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Service Portfolio Mgmt
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GN3
Project Characteristics
Total cost ca 182 M€ over 4 years
Approximately 51% EC funding
38 project partners: 36 NRENs, TERENA, DANTE
Coordinator: DANTE
Ca 500 person years over 4 years for service
development, research, and networking
450 individuals registered on project portal
Grant contract pending
Challenges:
building a distributed virtual team
Flexibility and efficiency
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GN3
Project Governance
NREN Policy Committee
Project Board
CA
Project
Office
Project Managers
SA1
SA2
SA3
SA4
JRA1
JRA2
JRA3
NA2
NA3
NA4
Activity Leaders
Project Management Team
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GN3 Project Structure
Promote, Liaise
& Study
Explore & Develop
Create & Operate Services
Backbone &
Global Links
Control & Mgmt
Provisioning
NA2
JRA1
Promote
Control & Mgmt
Provisioning
Coordinate
Administrate
SA1
Cost Shared
Common
NREN Network
Multi Domain
Connectivity
Control & Mgmt
Provisioning
NA1
NA4
Manage
Liaise
NA3
Study
SA2
JRA2
Security
Network Factory
Services to
Institutions
Access Control
Identity
Roaming &
Identity
SA3
JRA3
Composable
Services
Software
Governance
SA4
Development
Environment
Services to
Individual End
Users
GN3
Activity Leaders
NA1 - Project Management: Dai Davies, Hans Döbbeling/DANTE
NA2 – Dissemination & Outreach: Melanie Pankhurst/DANTE
NA3 - Status & Trends: Karel Vietsch/TERENA
NA4 - Liaison & Support: Cathrin Stöver/DANTE
SA1 - Network Architecture: Marian Garcia/DANTE
SA2 - Multi-Domain Service Operation: Ann Harding/SWITCH
SA3 - End-User Services: Josh Howlett/JANET
SA4 - Software Governance: Cezary Mazurek/PSNC
JRA1 - Future Network: Tony Breach/NORDUNet
JRA2 - Multi Domain Resources: Afrodite Sevasti/GRNET
JRA3 – Enabling Communities: Licia Florio/TERENA
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GN3 Project Challenges
Regional differences and geographic divide
Common service concept in the GÉANT Service Area
Balancing service delivery and continuous innovation
Shaping the new GN3 architecture
Providing a common support interface for European and
global organizations
Defining appropriate identity service components and
trust models for remote access and distributed virtual
organisations
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Project Progress
Regular GN3 partner meetings since September
2008
Monthly Project Management Team meetings since
December 2008
Activity/Task Leader Kick-Off 12 May 2009
GN3 Architecture Workshops, 3rd WS 7/8 July 2009
GN3 Kick Off Meeting (All-Hands) 8-10 September
2009
GN3 Launch, Stockholm, 1/2 December 2009
wiki.geant.net project portal
www.geant.net public website
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The GN3 Vision
A dependable component of the European eInfrastructure
Bridging the digital and geographic divide in Europe
GÉANT a global hub in R&E networking
The GÉANT Service Area
A network management architecture
An enabler for network research, a network factory
Identity services for remote access and VOs
Contribute to standards and the public domain
Innovation and technical leadership for R&E
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