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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/) . For more about me please see http://goo.gl/pOpwBView my complete profile

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Federated R&E networks take a step forward in Europe


[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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How Internet 2 is helping researchers make effective use of commercial clouds


[Here is an excellent article in HPC in the cloud on how the Internet 2 network is helping researchers and educators use commercial clouds.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

IXPs and CDNs critical to the future of competitive broadband Internet


[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).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Software Defined Networks and integration of Wifi with 3G/4G for R&E networks


[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.

Monday, May 7, 2012

European R&E networks- cloud development and Green IT


[Here are 2 good sources on the latest developments with European R&E networks on providing cloud services to their communities and Green IT.