February 12th, 2016

eResearch NZ 2016: a great week in Queenstown

Over 120 people from around the world attended the seventh annual eResearchNZ conference (9-11 February) in Queenstown. Delegates came from Universities and Crown Research Institutes in New Zealand, coupled with representatives from the University of Chicago, AARNet (Australia's research and education network) and ESnet in California. Continue reading →
April 8th, 2015

Striving for ‘it just works’

There have been a small flurry of posts about eResearch NZ 2015, a conference for the eResearch community held in Queenstown from 23-25 March. Our engineering team was hard at work well before the conference started to ensure the network infrastructure for the event was in place and working smoothly for the big day. As an infrastructure provider, we recognise that most people just want the network ‘to work’ and ... Continue reading →
October 24th, 2014

eduroam: or, how to tell you are running an international conference

We like to gather data.  It keeps us honest.  It helps prove we are doing what we said we would do. One of the things we measure is the number of unique device logins using eduroam.  If you are not familiar, eduroam helpfully explains on their website: eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply ... Continue reading →