Learn about the new AARNet Science DMZ advanced network service in this webinar with AARNet Network Architect David Wilde
AARNet will soon be offering customers Science DMZ. This new network connectivity service is based on the work done in the USA by ESNet and aims to increase the performance of high-bandwidth data transfers in and out of the campus network.
During this 60-minute webinar for AARNet customers AARNet Network Architect David Wilde will explain the Science DMZ architecture; run through some example applications; and outline the proposed AARNet service. The RDSI (Research Data Storage Infrastructure) project will be presented as a case study, since eight instances of the Science DMZ architecture have already been deployed at RDSI Nodes around Australia.
The principle of Science DMZ architecture is simple: “friction-free networking”.
It consists of the deployment of the following four elements at the entry point to the campus network:
1. Separate network devices, dedicated to data-intensive network traffic.
2. Dedicated data transfer systems, tuned for high performance over the WAN.
3. Performance measurement and network testing systems.
4. Security policies and enforcement mechanisms, tailored for high performance data-intensive environments.
In this way, high-bandwidth flows are shifted out from behind the campus firewall and managed by equipment provisioned and tuned for the purpose.
The immediate benefit is for researchers working directly on data-intensive projects, however there are additional wider benefits. For example, since high bandwidth data-intensive flows are moved to outside the campus firewall, expensive upgrades can be delayed, and performance of general daily traffic can be improved as they no longer contend with the “elephant” flows through those parts of the campus network.
CIOs and Infrastructure/Network Managers at AARNet customer institutions
David leads the development of new network architecture for AARNet and is driving the rollout of the AARNet4 project, which upgrades AARNet's transmission and IP networks to 100Gbps capabilities. He has a particular interest in ensuring that AARNet rides at the forefront of technology, engaging with both vendors and other NRENs across the world, in order to better support the R&E activities and services required by AARNet's customers.
For more information about the webinar, please contact us.
We’re keen to hear from AARNet customers interested in finding out more about a Science DMZ implementation at their campus. Please contact David Wilde.