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The São Paulo Academic Network: 2015 project


Every year, in October, Gartner, Inc. publishes the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for the next year. In 2014, as in the past three years, of the ten trends identified at least eight relate to computer networks and computational cloud services directly and is not difficult to conclude that the other two depend largely on networks and cloud. Comparison with the accurate predictions of Gartner in previous years, the topics of this year appear as simple facts of the technology development, with very high probability of realization. The ANSP network, provider to a community of more than 300,000 researchers, students and employees of the São Paulo research system, has to develop at the same pace. And for that, it was proposed, in 2012, to leave the role of simple network provider (who it played in an exemplary manner during the previous decade) and act also as sponsor of the development and testing of new technologies and architectures in the university network cores. Regarding the physical layer, the ANSP has to be prepared, for example, for online transmission to Sao Paulo and the world of images to be obtained by the LSST and ESO telescopes in Chile. It will have to be ready for these new challenges already in 2015. Therefore, ANSP will participate in the initiative of the National Science Foundation, Florida International University, Padtec and ANSP, to test an experimental link 100 Gbps in submarine cable between Miami and Sao Paulo. With respect to the layers of data, network and applications, the ANSP will have to be prepared for the Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Internet of Things (IoT), the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Network Slicing (virtual abstraction through which the user sees only a slice of the network it is using - links, computing power, storage).In 2012, 2013 and 2014, ANSP began to prepare for these new technologies, in particular for the OpenFlow protocol. In August 2014, the ANSP started operating its international links with the OpenFlow protocol acting directly on the layer 2. In addition, since 2012 we carried out six Biannual Meetings of ANSP, addressing these issues, with a response of the community far above expectations. In 2015 there will be held two more meetings, again focusing on computer clouds, networking defined by software and security. From an operational point of view, in 2015, the ANSP will continue to face the problems arising from the acquisitions of small companies by multinationals. As with the acquisition of Eletropaulo Telecom by TIM, the acquisition of Terremark by Verizon starts to bring important operational problems and a redesign of the entire ANSP strategy for your data center is required. The ANSP should also change its access to the Brazilian Internet. The placement of two new points of presence of the PTT-Metro in Terremark/Verizon and in Level 3 will allow the ANSP to terminate the fiber optic sharing agreement it has with Highwinds. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
AMAKU, M.; AZEVEDO, F.; BURATTINI, M. N.; COELHO, G. E.; COUTINHO, F. A. B.; GREENHALGH, D.; LOPEZ, L. F.; MOTITSUKI, R. S.; WILDER-SMITH, A.; MASSAD, E. Magnitude and frequency variations of vector-borne infection outbreaks using the Ross-Macdonald model: explaining and predicting outbreaks of dengue fever. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, v. 144, n. 16, p. 3435-3450, DEC 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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