CESNET is an association of universities of the Czech Republic and the Czech Academy of Sciences. It operates and develops the national e-infrastructure for science, research and education which encompasses a computer network, computational grids, data storage and collaborative environment. E-infrastructure provides services to transfer, process and store data for the needs of Research and Educational community. Since its foundation, the CESNET has been an operator of a national research and education network (NREN). In 1999 it expanded into the area of providing computing services and since 2012 it provides large-scale data storage services. This services are complemented with tools and for managing access to resources, communication security and data protection tools, and services for efficient collaboration between distributed users and teams. In addition, the Association has a status of a research organisation and over its twenty-year history it has reached significant milestones in the area of research. of advanced network technologies and applications from hybrid networking, cyber-security, programmable hardware, metacomputing to middleware and video transmissions.
Competences and capabilities
- Network data transfer (100 Gbps)
- Data processing and data storage services
- High-performance computing
- Monitoring and security services
- Forensic analysis, penetration and infrastructure stress testing
- Online collaboration tools & Multimedia
- Identity management & Middleware
- Research and development in the field of information technology
Major Space Projects & References
CESNET operates national Data Hub system, which enables users fast and reliable transfer and access to the Sentinel mission’s data (products). Located at CESNET, the Data Hub Relay is able to capitalize CESNET’s high speed connection to GÉANT as well as CESNET’s extensive experience in operating distributed infrastructures, storages and high throughput computing. The choice of data sets distributed through the Relay is driven by the needs of partners involved in the relay network, and by the needs of users active in the Czech Republic and surrounding regions.
Space Related Equipment, Labs & Certificates