17-21 September 2012
Clarion Conference Centre
Europe/Prague timezone

Connecting commercial cloud providers with NRENs/GEANT

19 Sep 2012, 14:05
Leo (Clarion Conference Centre)


Clarion Conference Centre


Mr Neils Hersoug (DANTE)

Printable Summary

GÉANT indeed welcomes the Helix Nebula initiative and are prepared and able to connect the partners and by this give the initiative a kick-start into real operation. Niels will in general talk about GÉANT and also dig into how to connect some of the present Helix Nebula partners. Over its lifespan the GÉANT pan-European network has transformed European research, delivering the speed and services to enable greater collaboration and benefits across a range of research projects. Regardless of geographic location, data-intensive research relies on the flexible, reliable, high-capacity networks of the specialist research and education infrastructure community such as GÉANT. GÉANT connects Europe’s NRENs – which in turn connect users across sectors such as biotechnology, medicine, radio astronomy and the arts – to bring researchers together, driving regional co-operation across the EU and strengthening European research as a whole. GÉANT has a very diversified European footprint with more than 25 POPs and through those able to reach more than 40 million users across 8000 institutions across 40 European Nations. GÉANT is also very well connected across the world making Europe to the very best connected region in the world. GÉANT is a very reliable network with a availability of 99.999%.

Description of the work

Niels Hersoug joined DANTE as General Manager in 2011. A Certified Project Manager and Master of Science and Business Administration, Niels is highly experienced in management and technology. Prior to DANTE, Niels worked in a number of senior management roles in a range of technology-driven companies.

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