Upgrading Campus Cyberinfrastructure: An Introduction to the Science DMZ Architecture

Upgrading Campus Cyberinfrastructure: An Introduction to the Science DMZ Architecture

FREE webinar for higher education information technology professionals, particularly those serving smaller campuses!

Introduction to ESnet’s Science DMZ Architecture

A common thread that binds both large and small institutions is a need to facilitate network use by the research community. There are many challenges in doing this well; some that are related to the overall design of a network, and others related to the tools and approaches employed by users. Without adequate access to high speed networks, research projects are doomed to fail.

This talk will introduce ESnet’s Science DMZ Architecture, a network design pattern designed to streamline the process of science and improve the outcomes for researchers. Included in this design are network monitoring concepts via the perfSONAR framework, as well as functional components used to manage security and manage the transfer of data. This design pattern has roots in high speed networks at major computing facilities, but is flexible enough to be deployed and used by institutions of any size.

This solution has been successfully deployed on numerous campuses involved in the NSF CC-IIE and CC-NIE programs, and is a focus area for the upcoming CC-DNI program.

The Science DMZ: A Network Design Pattern for Data-Intensive Science

Jason Zuraski