Users depend increasingly on the REANNZ network to support activities such as data replication, data sharing, remote access to storage, and bulk data transfer.
Steve Cotter, CEO, REANNZ
REANNZ is a Crown-owned company that offers researchers, educators, students, and innovative businesses access to a global fabric of advanced networking capabilities that encourage collaboration and enhance the competitiveness of the New Zealand economy.
The need to send data sets of 4TB or more between gene sequencing sites and New Zealand Genomics (NZGL) data center was being constrained by underinvestment in the networks gateway infrastructure, resulting in slow connections to REANNZ’s high bandwidth network and the potential of dropped packets.
In order to turn concept into reality, REANNZ selected Juniper Networks EX3300 Ethernet Switch as the endpoint for NZGL’s zero loss firewall bypass link, running at 10Gbps, the same speed as its network storage environment.
With critical infrastructure now supporting the growth of genomic research, there has been a four-fold increase in end-to-end data transmission rates between New Zealand and the U.S. and a greatly improved user experience leading to increased research productivity.