The GARR network for internet access

GARR is the national ultra-broadband network dedicated to the education and research community.

Its primary goal is to provide high-performance connectivity and develop innovative services for the daily activities of teachers, researchers, and students, as well as for international collaboration.

The GARR network is conceived and managed by the Consortium GARR, a non-profit association founded under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, University and Research. The member institutions include CNR, ENEA, INAF, INFN, INGV, and all Italian universities represented by the CRUI Foundation.

The GARR-T network

GARR-T, short for Terabit, is the new generation of the GARR network. It represents an evolution of the existing network with innovative features.

GARR-T is a technologically advanced network designed around user needs to be future-proof. Its key advantages include the ability to adapt over time, scale rapidly in capacity, coverage, and provided services.

Increased automation is one of the main innovations in the infrastructure, which will become more reliable and measurable through sophisticated monitoring systems.

The upgrade of the UNISS infrastructure

The University, in collaboration with the University's Information Systems Service Center, has completed the initial phase of establishing the new Point of Presence (POP) for the GARR-T network by migrating the University's Stella Center from Largo Macao to the premises on Via Rockefeller.

This marks just the first step in implementing the new backbone and network equipment that will connect the university campuses.

As part of this project, the first phase of establishing the new Point of Presence (POP) for the GARR-T network has been completed—a critical infrastructure serving the research, education, and humanities and scientific culture community.

The new Point of Presence (POP), located at the University's server farm on Via Rockefeller, replaces the one previously situated on Via Macao. It features state-of-the-art technology, international integration, and ensures security, reliability, inclusivity, and extensive coverage. Named SS01-Rockefeller, this new POP enhances the already impressive performance of the current infrastructure by a factor of 10, allowing for minimal delays in transmission. This makes it particularly suitable not only for transmitting large volumes of data but also for real-time communication and high-definition audio/video transmission.