What is Tech 2 Tech?
To support our Janet access programme, we are launching a series of conferences and workshops called Tech 2 Tech.
Every three months technical experts from Jisc technologies, infrastructure design and our operations teams will travel to a new region across the UK to meet with technical contacts in member and customer organisations.
This is a chance to talk in technical detail about the benefits of the new access infrastructure and, with your help, scope new connectivity services to support your organisation.
Previous attendees have found Tech 2 Tech events a useful opportunity to hear an update on the Janet Network and to network with peers and Jisc staff.
- Tech 2 Tech in Scotland - Edinburgh, 21 January 2019
- Tech 2 Tech in London – 13 February 2019
- Tech 2 Tech in northern England - Manchester, 2 July 2019
- Tech 2 Tech in Northern Ireland - Belfast, 22 October 2019 (TBC)
How to get involved
The event is only open to organisations with a Janet connection. If you are interested in connecting to the Janet Network, please email the connections management group or call 01235 822308.
Share your experiences
We are keen to make these workshops a platform for members to share their experiences - good and bad. If you have been involved in a recent project that you are willing to talk about informally for approximately 20 minutes, please sign up on the registration page.
You might want to talk about an infrastructure project, campus redevelopment, procurement or new technology initiative - anything you think other members would benefit from or be interested in.
Questions to ask yourself and your colleagues
Before you attend a Tech 2 Tech event, you might want to consider these questions with your colleagues:
- Is now a good time to change where Janet connections are delivered?
- Have we setup fail-over or redundancy in a way that make sense?
- What services are we expecting to add in the coming years? Public cloud, shared data centre?
- How do we expect traffic needs to grow, change, shrink in the coming years?
- Does my investment cycle coincide with new higher speed connections?
- Why haven’t I deployed IPv6?
- What applications would you want Jisc to provide as part of the network?
- Will a Research Data Transfer Zone help with traffic?
- Tech 2 Tech in the Midlands - Birmingham, 8 October 2018
- Tech 2 Tech in south west England - Bristol, 16 July 2018
Janet access solutions
A recording of a plenary talk at our technology networking event, Networkshop46.