terena networking conference 2010


Karri Huhtanen (Tampere University of Technology), Jari Miettinen, Pekka Savola (CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd)

ICT SHOK Future Internet Testbed is a collaborative effort for implementing a testbed for Internet research both for academic and industrial partners. The concept design and development has been done in cooperation between CSC, Tampere University of Technology, Aalto University and Helsinki Institute of Information Technology. First of the testbed’s major benefits and one of its primary architecture design principles is its collaborative nature. Instead of designing and deploying overlapping testbed infrastructures, the ICT SHOK Future Internet is designed to connect and provide existing research networks and services to a wider audience reducing operating and deployment costs. These existing services are complemented with new testbed services such as dark fiber connectivity and enhanced IP connectivity services. Enhanced connectivity is the second major benefit. In the ICT SHOK Future Internet testbed the connectivity is provided on multiple levels from dark fiber to service interconnectivity. In between are the new, developed IP connectivity enhancements bringing the research network services within reach of every academic or corporate researcher’s desktop. On an AAA level eduroam, Funet WLAN Roaming and Haka are utilised to provide cross‐organisational authentication. Collaboration and cooperation always need coordination as well. The design and development of the concept was coordinated by CSC with Tampere University of Technology taking a lead role in architecture design and OpenVPN connectivity suite development . CSC also coordinates and encourages the testbed service adoption as well as facilitates testing and service provisioning. The ICT SHOK Future Internet testbed provides a cost‐efficient collaborative testbed concept and architecture aiming at enhanced connectivity between academic and corporate research and development as well as providing an open platform for new innovations by combining both the existing and new services developed in Finland and abroad. This work was supported by TEKES as part of the Future Internet program of TIVIT (Finnish Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation in the field of ICT).

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