Moving research data faster
Science DMZ is a managed service designed to support the demands of data-intensive research at institutions connected to the AARNet network.
Science data transfer applications have unique network requirements that increasingly can’t be met by networks that are optimized for normal business operations like web browsing and business systems.
The Science DMZ was developed by ESnet, the US Department of Energy research network. This system separates science traffic from general-purpose traffic, diverting large flows of data around the institutional firewall and through a secure yet highly tuned Data Transfer Node (DTN).
The DTN performs data transfer on behalf of users. We call this ‘friction-free networking’.
The system improves performance for both ‘big data’ users and regular users of the network, as the heavy lifting of scientific networking no longer shares the same firewall as the rest of the network.
This also means that network security for high-performance science purposes can be deployed without the constraints and heavy investment that comes with protecting general-purpose users of the network.
For more information or help with data transfer issues, please contact us.
Download the AARNet Science DMZ Service Flyer:Science DMZ Service Flyer PDF (82 KB)