Bill St. Arnaud
- Bill St. Arnaud is a R&E Network and Green IT consultant who works with clients on a variety of subjects such as the next generation research and education and Internet networks. He also works with clients to develop practical solutions to reduce GHG emissions such as free broadband and dynamiccharging of eVehicles (See http://green-broadband.
blogspot.com/) . View my complete profile
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
[It is interesting to see this report from Analysys Mason that confirms my analysis several years ago that most Internet traffic is moving to the edge delivered by Content Distribution Networks (CDN) delivered at Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) around the world.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
[It is good to see the National Science Foundation (NSF) and XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) undertake a survey to determine cloud use cases by researchers and educators and plan accordingly for the seamless integration of cloud resources into the XSEDE architecture.
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Friday, June 22, 2012
[A couple days ago I had the honor of giving a talk on the future of R&E networks and cyber-infrastructure to celebrate Kees Neggers receiving the Order of the Orange Nassau ( the Dutch equivalent of the Order of the British Empire)
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
[Here is an excellent balanced presentation on the advantages (and disadvantages) of using commercial clouds for astronomy and other research programs.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
[Today Netflix announced that they are deploying their own Content Delivery Network (CDN) for delivery of their video streams to Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) around the world.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
[At the recent highly acclaimed Terena networking conference in Iceland there were several significant steps forward to move to “federated” R&E networks in Europe.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
[Here is an excellent article in HPC in the cloud on how the Internet 2 network is helping researchers and educators use commercial clouds.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
[We continue to see consolidation in the broadband market and various games played by the cablecos and telcos to thwart competition or undermine network neutrality (See below).
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
[A number of R&E networks such as SURFnet, JANET, AARnet, etc are actively promoting mobile services and looking at integration of campus Wifi with 3G/4G networks using Eduroam.
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Monday, May 7, 2012
[Here are 2 good sources on the latest developments with European R&E networks on providing cloud services to their communities and Green IT.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
[There has been considerable discussion about the future of broadband in terms of infrastructure i.e. fiber, wireless, community owned etc . However, there has been little discussion, to borrow a phrase from Internet 2 , on Net+ broadband services.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
[Here is a great example of how optical exchange points and advanced networks (STAR LIGHT) working in partnership with public clouds can accelerate fundamental research.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
[It is exciting to see the Mantychore team in Europe undertake to move software defined networks to a new level of sophistication and ease of use.
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
[I am pleased to see Europe, under the auspices of Terena is undertaking an in depth study of the future role of research and education networks.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
[It is great to see US and European governments undertake initiatives to promote the development of research into Big Data utilizing commercial clouds.
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At the recent IETF meeting there has been considerable discussion about interconnection of Content Delivery Networks.
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Friday, March 2, 2012
[It is great to see Europe take an important leadership role and recognize the important role that commercial cloud providers can play in providing solutions for big science through their recent Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud announcement.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
[It is very exciting to see Amazon’s new simple Workflow service. Workflow, when combined with software defined networks, could transform the future of cyber-infrastructure or eInfrastructure.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
[Over the past few weeks I have had several discussions with administrators from large HPC facilities in USA and Canada, who are part of the XSEDE and Compute Canada consortia respectively.
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Monday, February 6, 2012
[It is exciting to see more companies embrace the concepts of software defined networks, network virtualization and follow the wind/follow the sun networks pioneered by CANARIE through its UCLP (Argia) and Greenstar network initiatives.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
[Many people may have read the excellent OECD report on machine to machine (M2M) communications which is expected to be the next big thing in terms of the Internet of Things.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
[I had the honor of being invited to give the keynote at the recent Internet 2 Joint Techs workshop. I am very excited to see the new direction of Joint Techs to spend one day focusing on a single topic – as an experimental “Call for Action.”
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
[From will they ever learn department, we are once again seeing attempts by incumbent carriers to skirt rules around network neutrality.
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Friday, January 6, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
[The Department of Energy (DoE) recently came out with an excellent report, called the Magellan report, on the advantages and disadvantages of using commercial clouds versus in house High Performance Computers for leading edge scientific research.
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