AmLight ExP Newsletter July-September 2017
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Chile’s National Research and Education Network Selects Coriant to Modernize its DWDM Backbone Network
July 5, 2017

REUNA, the national research and education network (NREN) in Chile, will receive an upgrade of its nationwide DWDM fiber-optic backbone network via Coriant’s hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform equipped with Coriant CloudWave Optics. The enhancements include the ability to support multiple 200-Gbps channels… Read More ( English Spanish)

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The First National Research Platform (NRP) Workshop
August 7-8, 2017

Dr. Heidi Morgan and Jeronimo Bezerra presented Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Scaling Issues and Network Needs (part of session Towards A Global Research Platform) at the First National Research Platform (NRP). The NRP workshop was held at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana on August 7-8, 2017. The purpose of this workshop was to bring together representatives from interested institutions to discuss implementation strategies for deployment of interoperable Science DMZs on a national scale… Read More

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AmLight team at the Kytos Summit Sao Paulo Brazil
August 21-23, 2017

AmLight Network Engineers Jeronimo Bezerra and Adil Zahir (FIU), Antonio Francisco and Rogerio Motitsuki (ANSP), and Vinicius Arcanjo (RNP) attended the Second Kytos Summit that took place in São Paulo State University (Portuguese: Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, UNESP). In addition to sessions related to the controller, the attendees had technical presentations and discussions related to the status of UNESP, AmLight, ANSP, and RNP networks and how they are using, or planning to us SDN technologies. One of the goals is to understand the issues faced in particular by AmLight on dealing with SDN and discuss how the Kytos controller could be used to handle them… Read More

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Large Scale Networking (LSN) Workshop on Operationalizing SDN
September 18-20, 2017

Dr. Julio Ibarra attended the LSN Workshop on Operationalizing SDN, held from September 18 until September 20 in Washington, D.C. The workshop is a sequel to two previous workshops in 2013 and 2015, with the purpose to invite participants from the academia, industry, open source software communities, and government agencies to discuss the current state and forward pathways for the realization of an open, innovative, multi-domain and inter-operable SDN as an operational infrastructure.  The workshop intends to facilitate an objective and constructive dialogue among different SDN stakeholder communities. It will provide input for LSN to identify opportunities and strategies towards the next important milestones for operational SDN… Read More

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Former Director of RedCLARA joins the Internet Hall of Fame
September 18, 2017

The former RedCLARA Executive Director, Florencio Utreras, was named a member of the Internet Society Internet Hall of Fame, this Monday, September 18, 2017. Utreras was honored in the Global Connectors category, which recognizes individuals who made ” significant contributions to growth, connectivity and Internet use on a global scale or in specific regions that resulted in global impacts”… Read More

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Luis Eliécer Cadenas assumes the Executive Directorate of RedCLARA
August 4, 2017

Born in Venezuela and with a vast experience in academic networks and the Latin American ICT scene, the nomination of Luis Eliécer Cadenas as the new Executive Director of RedCLARA was announced during the opening of the TICAL2017 Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the beginning of last June. The executive began his duties in the advanced Latin American network on August 1st… Read More

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AmLight’s SDN Looking Glass: Centralizing SDN monitoring for troubleshooting at GLIF 2017
September 25-27, 2017

Jeronimo Bezerra and Antonio Francisco (ASNP/AmLight) presented “AmLight’s SDN Looking Glass: Centralizing SDN monitoring for troubleshooting” at the 17th Annual Global LambdaGrid (GLIF) Workshop, held on 25-27 September 2017 at the University of Sydney, Australia, and hosted by AARNet, the Australian National Research and Education Network. GLIF 2017 is bringing together networking experts from around the world to collaborate and exchange knowledge on new lambda networking technologies, middleware, and applications. The workshop will have a specific focus on how global network architectures are supporting research applications in the Pacific region, in particular astronomy, high-energy physics, and other data-intensive science. There will also be demonstrations of high-bandwidth applications… Read More

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New edition of Network in Action (Red en Acción 39) is now available
September 28, 2017

The latest edition of the REUNA’s digital magazine is now ready for downloading, and these are the topics you will find in it: Challenges and opportunities that Astroinformatics offers to Chile; National Center for Health Information Systems; Art and Astronomy in a successful audiovisual show; Foundation provides free prosthetics made with 3D printing; Antarctic Science: Frontier research at the end of the world… Read More

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AmLight SAACC Fall Meeting in Santiago, Chile
October 19, 2017

The AmLight SAACC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 19th, 2017, preceding the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) Oct 22-24, 2017 in Santiago, Chile. The meeting will take place at the REUNA offices, located at José Domingo Cañas 2819, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile. REUNA will also support virtual participation through video conferencing systems using REUNA’s MCU. Please, register here, if you would like to participate… Read More

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