The Past, Present and (Possible) Future of Ireland’s National Education and Research Network.

11th April 2017


Brian Boyle

Head of Infrastructure

09:30  -  10:00
Q303, DCU Business School

HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network (NREN), providing innovative services to institutions involved in education in Ireland. Advancements in network infrastructure in recent years have allowed NRENs like HEAnet to provide services over wide area networks which were previously only practical through direct local networks. As we all come to rely on networked (or cloud) based resources for day to day activities, this education network infrastructure has become vital for many aspects of campus life, with HEAnet’s services meshed very closely with campus services. This presentation seeks to explore the long term significance of this collective move towards a cloud based e-Infrastructural future.

Session Category :  Session 1 | High Performance Infrastructures for Public Sector Research