Josep Batallé wins the Student ICT Research Project Competition at ICT 2013 for his MSc thesis on routing function delocalisation using SDN, developed at DANA

It’s a great pleasure for us to communicate that Josep Batallé, a MSc student at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) who developed his thesis with us at DANA, has won the Student ICT Research Project Competition 2013 at the ICT 2013 event in Vilnius.

Josep Batallé demoing the concept to the European Commission officers composing the review panel for the competition.

Josep Batallé demoing the concept to the European Commission officers composing the review panel for the competition.

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OpenNaaS version 0.24 released!

The OpenNaaS development team is pleased to announce the release of version 0.24.1 of the OpenNaaS solution. This version is the second iteration of new and exciting functionalities that are part of the OFERTIE FP7 project. Which includes the possibility to read and delete already allocated flows.

Apart from the new functionality, an internal upgrade resulted in a significant reduction of the release size which is now near 80MB!

You can read more here:http://www.opennaas.org/2013/10/29/opennaas-0-24-released/

Enjoy!!

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OpenNaaS version 0.23 released!

The OpenNaaS development team is pleased to announce the release of version 0.23 of the OpenNaaS platform. This version is the first iteration of new and exciting functionalities that are part of the OFERTIE FP7 project. We are very proud to announce our collaboration with this project and the opportunities that comes with it.

If you want to know more about it, you can find further information at the release announcement.

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Good feedback from the IRATI technical review

Two weeks ago we had the first review of the project in Ghent. The review was only technical, evaluating the work done during the first 6 months of the project. The technical work of the project was well received by the reviewers, who also provided valuable feedback and interesting suggestions for improving the project impact.

We have assembled a slide deck summarizing the status of the technical work done in the project after the first six months, providing a quick reference of the contents available in the deliverables and technical reports of the project. You can get access to the presentation by clicking the image below. We hope that you find it useful!

Summary of IRATI technical work during the first 6 months of the project

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Lightning talk on OpenNaaS at EGI Technical Forum 2013 has been very well welcomed!

Madrid, tuesday 17th September, 2013.
Michel Drescher (Technical Manager, EGI) invited a DANA representative to present OpenNaaS at the Cloud Computing Lightning Talks of the European Grid Infrastructure Technical Forum 2013.

A total of seven talks were invited, mainly from the Grid and Cloud community in Europe. After all presentations were made, the numerous audience was requested to vote for selecting only the three more interesting talks and grant them an extended slot for providing technical details. OpenNaaS presentation was one of the three most voted, revealing explicit curiosity on how to handle networks for federating clouds and interconnecting data centers.

Potential collaboration between EGI and OpenNaaS community is now on the table, specially on how OpenNaaS could be a technology provider for federating clouds in EGI, in terms of network infrastructure provisioning. Promising work ahead!

Our sincere thanks to Michel for the opportunity and the EGI community for a warm welcome.

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DANA student wins ICT2013 Student ICT research project competition

The first week of November ICT2013 will take place with the participation of more than 4000 people among students, researchers, industry representatives and politicians. The event will present the Horizon 2020 program for future European research and it is expected to have big impact worldwide.
i2CAT and specifically DANA will participate in several of the activities proposed in the event representing the institution as well as several of the European projects in which i2CAT/DANA is involved.
We are also proud to announce that the work done by one of our students, Josep Batallé, has been selected among the finalists to be invited at the ICT2013 event in the ICT2013 Student ICT research project competition. His work, in collaboration with other researchers of the Infrastructure Control and Management (ICM) research line of i2CAT/DANA will present a first implementation prototype of SDN/NFV concepts for virtualizing the network routing function.
If you want to know more about our projects and work we are looking forward meeting you in Vilnius!

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i2CAT conferences about Future Internet in RedCLARA

Last July 31st, i2CAT participated in the 1st “Dia Virtual: La Internet del Futuro“(Virtual Day: the Future Internet), an online webinar where several presenters from different universities and institutions from Latin America present and discuss about the Future Internet.

The event was organized by RedCLARA through its portal Días Virtuales RedCLARA and apart from i2CAT also participated REUNA from Chile and RNP from Brazil. Continue reading

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OpenNaaS 0.22 new release

The OpenNaaS development team is very proud to announce the OpenNaaS 0.22 release, which satisfies the requeriments for Mantychore FP7 project and adds new and exciting functionalities to the platform.

The development team had two main goals:

  • develop an extension of OpenStack Quantum (it changed to OpenStack Neutron in the last month) to use OpenNaaS as network manager.
  • support Quagga, a software router platfrom, to allow any institution to work with OpenNaaS without doing any hardware investment.

As most of these developments are based or uses other platforms, the development effort was focused on setting the basis to grow on functionalities with an strong foundation. Furthermore, it is also demonstrated that OpenNaaS can work together with other platforms and adds new possibilities to them.

Follow this link to find the complete list of changes, together with instructions for getting and using the release: http://www.opennaas.org/2013/08/02/opennaas-0-22-released/

Enjoy these new features!

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i2CAT increased its international projection during 2012

A small exercise of self-consciousness: Some figures we are proud of:

  • i2CAT participated in 28 international projects during 2012, compared to the 16 ones in 2011,
  • 5 coordinated by i2CAT, out of those 28,
  • and even more amazing: 4 out of those 5 are coordinated by the DANA area.

My most sincere congratulations to all our team members at DANA for an excellent work, and of course to i2CAT’s for the sounded international projection.

For further information, stay tuned!

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GÉANT3+ f2f meeting at i2CAT Offices

Last June the DANA-i2CAT team held a face to face meeting at their offices at Barcelona for the GÉANT3+ project thanks to its collaboration with RedIris, who enabled us to participate in such a great project. The meeting involved several activities with partners coming from different European institutions (PSCN-Poland, Germany-RRZE, SWITCH-Switzerland, SURFNET-Netherlands, DANTE-UK, GRNET-Greece, AMRES-Serbia and the EHU-Basque Country) and was streamed via Video Conference to many others.

From left to right and up to down; Kurt Baumann (SWITCH), Dusan Pajin (AMRES), Peter Szegedi (TERENA), Susanne Naegele-Jackson (FAU), Jakub Gutkowski, Blazej Pietrzak, Robert Suzman (PSCN), Leonardo Bergesio, Carlos Bermudo, Oscar Moya(i2CAT), Milos Przywecki (PSNC), Bülent Arslan (FAU), Jose Ignacio Aznar (i2CAT), Christos Argyropoulos (GRNET), Albert Vico-Oton (i2CAT) and Alatiz Mendiola (EHU).

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