KAREN is 4 years young today

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Today is a milestone day for KAREN. 15 December 2010 marks the 4th birthday of KAREN, as well as the official, full transition to our new national network.

Happy birthday KAREN


Four years ago on this day, KAREN went live for all foundation Members. From humble beginnings, KAREN now connects nearly every scientist in New Zealand and the significant majority of the tertiary education sector.

Some highlights:

113 Members

150 Member sites

18 Suppliers

2 Petabytes of traffic on KAREN every month

23 Points of Presence nationwide

99.99% availability of the national network

New network all go

Today also marks the official end of the old national network and the completion of the transition to KAREN’s new national network provided by FX Networks. Our new international network has also been going strong since November. The successful transition of all KAREN Members to the new network has been no mean feat. We extend many thanks to the Transition Steering Group and our Members for their effort and patience.

Check out the new weathermap for traffic flow data, and see the supplier map to see the breadth of organisations involved in supplying network and services to KAREN.

KAREN weathermap
KAREN supplier map

REANNZ office now complete

In early October, REANNZ moved office. We are really pleased that the office refurbishment is now complete.

We are located at 126 Lambton Quay, at Level 5 Intergen House.

We not only have a great new working environment, we got a great deal too. We were able to leverage market conditions and take advantage of excellent lease rates. As ever, we are very conscious of keeping costs down for Members. We are open to visitors and welcome members to drop by to see us.

Merry Christmas

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