Research & Education Networks

National and regional research and education networks are strategic assets that bolster economic competitiveness and are also a showcase of high tech excellence. They must support a broad range of applications – like ultra-fast high-performance computing collaboration, classroom teleconferencing, special links with virtually zero latency, as well as researching and exhibiting next generation networking technologies themselves. Enabling high performance and agile collaboration.

Why Ribbon?

High Performance
Computing collaboration

Scalable Solutions
Broad range of needs

Platform for Innovation and experimentation

Easy to Operate
Minimal staff

ROADM's Rule the Waves

ROADM Applications and Technologies Explained

Upgrading the Optical Backbone

GRNET, the Greek National Research And Education Network, had the objective of upgrading their optical network to create a platform on which to pioneer network and computer technologies. They also wished to enable the development of innovative ICT applications for their constituents. Tasos Karaliotas talks to us about the needs of their network, and how working with Ribbon enabled them to achieve their goals.

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Upgrading the Optical Backbone

High Speed ICT Innovation Platform

High Speed ICT Innovation Platform

SURFnet, the Dutch National Research and Education Network, wanted to expand network performance and reliability in order to exceed the expectation of their demanding connected institutions. Moreover, SURFnet wanted to introduce new capabilities to their network, for better efficiencies and performance. Ribbon helped by upgrading their optical backbone.

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Open Optical Systems: Just Because You Can, Does It Mean You Should?

Some of the latest industry discussions relate to open optical systems. There is no question that open optical systems which decrease vendor dependence are possible. But there are a number of ways to implement open optical systems in the Research and Education sector, each with their own set of pros and cons. In this In this GÉANT webinar Ribbon explores the trade-offs of various options, in an NREN context and charts a path forward.

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Open Optical Systems