REANNZ is New Zealand’s NREN. Our role is support the nation’s research, education and innovation sectors, connecting them to each other and over 100 other NRENs globally. We were launched as the KAREN Network in 2006 but re-branded as REANNZ in 2013. REANNZ now connects all the country’s universities, research institutions, polytechnics and a number of other associated organisations.
REANNZ supplies both R&E and commodity internet routes to it’s members nationally and then connects to PoPs in Los Angeles and Sydney at 40Gb/sec. We have nationwide eduroam deployment in all universities and expertise in assisting other economies to extend that initiative within their own institutions.
New Zealand has particular expertise in a range of research areas of interest to partners in the APAN region. These include leading edge natural hazards and fisheries management research, food production and nutrition systems and large scale climate modelling programmes. We also have excellent in-house expertise in the design and deployment of SDN, perfSONAR and Science DMZs.
REANNZ staff are keen to facilitate greater connections between researchers in Asia and New Zealand and look forward to improving our links in this area.