Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: Cloud ServicesA peering arrangement which will see Australia’s Academic and Research Network – AARNet - link directly to Amazon Web Services in Seattle and provide unmetered connection, is likely to spur the adoption of cloud services by Australia’s universities and research institutions.
Australia’s Academic and Research Network, AARNet, plans to launch a free videoconferencing service for students, researchers and academics in 37 Australian universities and the CSIRO before the end of the year.
Australia’s Academic and Research Network, AARnet, which sees itself as “almost a testbed for the NBN”, is planning a terabit per second communications trial next year and believes it will be able to offer network speeds of up to 500 Gbps to universities and research organisations by 2017.
AARNet and Google have made the first deployment in Australia of Measurement Lab (M-Lab) servers, a move that they say will empower researchers and the public with tools to better understand the performance of broadband Internet connections.
The Australian medical community has taken another step forward with AARNET, Australia's Academic and Research Network, streaming a series of video demonstrations of gastrointestinal endoscopy techniques from Australia to countries in the Asia-Pacific.
I might be drawing a long bow, but rumours that Telstra is going to open up Next G to resellers have been circulating for months, and AARNet is definitely going to be reselling somebody's mobile broadband service.