GÉANT Services

Connectivity & network management

The connectivity services delivered by the GÉANT Network support the NRENs in delivering world-class network facilities to the research and education community.


​Providing high-bandwidth, high-speed international connectivity for millions of academic user​s. ​GÉANT IP provides general-purpose IP transit for national research and education networking (NREN) organisations and other approved research and education partners and providers. Its core function is to provide a private service for IP (internet protocol) traffic that is separated from general...

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GÉANT Point-to-Point

High-performance interconnectivity for the most demanding networking requirements. For when shared IP services can’t provide the capacity or performance needed, GÉANT’s point-to-point services provide the perfect solution.

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Facilitating open collaboration across the globe. The GÉANT Open connectivity service allows national research and education networking (NREN) organisations and approved commercial organisations to exchange connectivity in a highly efficient and flexible manner.​ The service uses shared facilities to which all users can connect their own circuits at either 100Gbps, or 10Gbps, and they can then...

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VPN Services

Many research projects require the additional security and reassurance of a virtual private network (VPN) to ensure data services are isolated from general IP (internet protocol) traffic. By creating a virtual IP network, all sites on the VPN can communicate flexibly without the need to arrange separate networks, whilst benefiting from the privacy and security of a private infrastructure. VPNs...

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Seamless Wi-Fi access for research and education around the world​. ​​​​e​​duroam​ (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff​ to seamlessly access internet connectivity when within range of a hotspot, whether they’re moving across campus or visiting other...

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In addition to connectivity services, GÉANT offers a range of network management and monitoring services to support NRENs and institutions.

NMaaS – Network Management as a Service

NMaaS – Network Management as a Service Why do users need NMaaS? Today’s network services are complex with heterogeneous network infrastructures and increasing numbers of value added services and features. Services are becoming increasingly mission critical for end users and the need to provide an integrated view of Network and Service Management will become vital. The cost and complexity...

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Argus – Alarm Aggregation and Correlation Tool

Argus is a tool for NOCs and service centers to aggregate incidents from all their monitoring applications into a single, unified dashboard and notification system. Most NOCs will, out of necessity, use a myriad of applications to monitor their infrastructure and services. In turn, they need to contend with manually managing notification profiles and monitoring dashboards in each individual...

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TimeMap – Open-source Latency/Jitter Measurement Service

TimeMap is an open-source weather map-like platform which provides per-segment latency/jitter measurements on a network. TimeMap is especially important for low latency applications, as they require limited latency and jitter and is therefore extremely important for network engineers to be able to monitoring and identify any changes in these network parameters in the network.

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WiFiMon WiFiMon is a WiFi network monitoring and performance verification system. It is capable of detecting performance issues, to visualise the workload of the network, and to provide technical information about the WiFi network (e.g. signal strength, link quality, bit rate, etc.). WiFiMon leverages on well-known performance verification tools (e.g. Akamai Boomerang, Speedtest) and in addition...

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GÉANT perfSONAR nodes perfSONAR Consultancy and Expertise perfSONAR Consultancy and Expertise aims to provide support and disseminate knowledge about perfSONAR usage for the GÉANT community and offers four different activity types: Help to ensure that design measurement architectures and infrastructures based on perfSONAR fit the performance monitoring and measurement needs of the requesting...

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Performance Measurement Platform

Performance Measurement Platform (PMP) is a successor of perfSONAR Small Nodes, successfully completed in the GÉANT project. It consists of: Low-cost hardware nodes with pre-installed perfSONAR software and deployed in GÉANT collaborating organisations in Europe and Africa. Central components including a central Measurement Archive (MA) and a Dashboard. The small nodes are performing regular...

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GÉANT DTN Testing Facility

Supporting High Volume High Performance Data Transfer Requirements Research projects, like those related to high energy, genomics or astronomy, need to transfer large amounts of data to complete calculations and get results in a relatively short period of time. In the past, the physical shipping of hard disks full of data was frequently the fastest option. With the high bandwidths offered by...

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