Who uses REANNZ?

  • Data-intensive researchers use REANNZ network to share their work with collaborators around the country and the world, and to access data from international research libraries eg genomics. eg. researchers working in climate change, earthquake research, genomics, and engineering.

  • Researchers/ organisations who stream traffic in real time or near to real time eg. GNS use REANNZ network for their 24/7 national Hazard Monitoring Centre (including GeoNet, Tsunami, volcanoes and landslides).

  • NIWA monitors extreme weather events; radio astronomers can study celestial events as they occur.

  • Members leverage off REANNZ network to connect with the cloud service provider of their choice including AWS, MS Azure, Google.

  • International researchers access New Zealand’s world-leading research including on Antarctica, unique species, geological/ earthquake research, engineering, Māori and Pasifika research.

How does it work?

  • Members have direct access to our team of highly-skilled engineers - who have been described as the SAS of networking, to discuss any issues and solutions or to help resolve issues in other parts of the international network;

  • They help members ensure their network meets the current and growing requirements of their researchers, and the organisation.

  • Their skills include architecture, performance, software development, software defined networking, community procurement, last mile issues.

REANNZ develops tools to help members get the most from their REANNZ connection:

  • connects members with the cloud service of their choice using their existing REANNZ connection

  • security solutions (managed firewalls),

  • network performance

  • Science DMZ (provides an on ramp to the specialist R&E motorway).

  • REANNZ also holds regular technical webinars to help build relationships and provide value to members. The current webinar series includes presentations on network performance metrics (TSX), and automating automating apps and IT infrastructure (Ansible).

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