Network and Communication
Connectivity and performance with the highest-possible availability: From real-time communication to maximum data throughput, our X-WiN research network provides communications services based on the needs of participating science and research institutions.
The Link to Science
The DFNInternet service provides the connection to our X-WiN research network as well as the collective European and international research networks available through the GÉANT European research network. Additionally, participating institutions have access to all subnetworks of the internet (IP Transit).
The service is tailored to the specific needs of the science and research community at large, and thus conceptualized to focus on high data transfer rates, low latency, and minimal runtime variability.
With an optimized topology, a high-performance core network, and cutting-edge router technology, DFNInternet provides the infrastructure needed for application that require high-quality communication: be it with the European Observatory in Chile or accessing a supercomputer on the opposite side of the Atlantic.
As one of the world’s highest performance communication networks, we support a variety of cross-disciplinary and international cooperation between large research consortia.
The Foundation for Many Services
DFNInternet participating institutions can assign domains using the .DE, .EU. .ORG, .COM, .INFO top-level domains, among others (upon request).
As a bonus, users who request a .DE domain will receive the registration and service of their respective domains, as well as up to 10 “type-o” domains. Additional domains can be added for a cost.
If you have general questions or would like to schedule a consultations, you can reach us at 030 884299-9110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration of IP addresses for subscribers
The scope of services of DFNInternet also includes the allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 address ranges. This is done to the extent required and in accordance with the specifications and guidelines of the RIPE NCC.
Large Bandwidth Between Fixed Locations
Facilities or organizations that are spread across multiple locations have the opportunity to leverage DFN-VPN to exchange data for a tailor-made environment. Whether it pertains to data-intensive application for a large project, evaluating virtually connected large instruments, or data security across a network, virtual private networks (VPNs) are ideal for data communication between a pre-determined set of centers.
We will work with your organization to find individual solutions to your specific needs.