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.

GÉANT IP

​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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GÉANT Open

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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eduroam

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.

WiFiMon

WiFiMon – Wireless Crowdsourced Performance Monitoring and Verification. Why do Institutions need WiFIMon? WiFi access (and in particular eduroam access) is now accepted as an essential part of the wider campus experience. Not being able to connect to network resources can damage user experiences and can result in users having to use mobile 4G data connections rather than WiFi. Most WiFi...

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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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perfSONAR

PerfSONAR – Real-time, multi-domain performance monitoring​ perfSONAR is an open-source, modular and flexible architecture for active network performance monitoring that provides a view of network performance across multiple domains, allowing NOC and PERT engineers to seamlessly analyse and diagnose network behaviours across the entire end-to-end path. The tools provided in the perfSONAR...

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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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