REANNZ develops and supports a range of products and services to support the specialist needs of our members in the R&E and innovation community.
We operate NZ's national research and education network and seamlessly connect with 120+ networks globally to enable researchers to collaborate.
REANNZ is proud to support the specialist needs of our members from New Zealand's research, education and innovation community.
REANNZ provides the pathways and connections for research and science collaboration, meet the team and find out more about what we do.
The REANNZ network is uniquely engineered to achieve the levels of quality and performance required by the New Zealand research and science community. The development of the network is driven by the following key guiding principles:
The REANNZ network is designed to deliver predictable, low risk and high quality outcomes to researchers and scientists, every time they use it.
Designed for burst - REANNZ maintains a spare headroom of bandwidth to support high-volume data transfer on demand, to ensure consistent performance regardless of the time of day or current demands on the network. This also ensures the network can continue operating at full capacity even during a failure by routing traffic through alternate paths.
Zero-loss network - REANNZ achieves a zero-loss network by maintaining spare capacity to avoid congestion.
International relationships - we talk directly with colleagues in other NRENs to resolve any issues.
REANNZ offers members deep transparency and visibility into our services and architecture trough:
REANNZ weathermap – provides visibility across the network to check the real-time operation of the network and traffic flows to see how it is performing.
Design for measurement - we measure metrics at 1 minute resolution to give highly detailed data; we co-locate active network equipment at every REANNZ PoP to provide end-to-end visibility, and use perfSONAR to test and benchmark the network.
Our mandate is to provide a network to support and serve the needs of New Zealand’s research, education and innovation community. Read our Constitution.
We provide tailored solutions specifically designed for and aligned with this community. Eg resiliency, verification and DDoS issues.
Assess future options - to ensure we are ready to provide the tools researchers will need
Participate in the development of next generation technology through the NREN community
Can easily and rapidly support novel technology – we have been working with Faucet SDN to explore the operational aspects of SDN solutions
Prefer open standards than proprietary systems
Retire rather than grandparent legacy systems.
Use the collaboration community framework to continually optimise services to benefit our community
Promote open peering.
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