We’re very pleased to announce the launch of REANNZ Internet, which delivers the entire Internet to our members at a substantial cost saving.
- is the cheapest that is available to our members
- enables subscribed members to access all internet routes via their KAREN connection
- makes use of the KAREN infrastructure
- is unfiltered, giving you the ability to select your own filtering solution (we can help!)
- was briefly called the KAREN Research Internet Service while in development.
REANNZ Internet has been trialled with two of our members (the Crown Research Institute Scion and Massey University). The process for implementation was the same for each, and included a consultation phase during which REANNZ worked with each in turn to plan how the implementation would work.
This consultation process was described by REANNZ Network Engineer David Brownlie as “Very necessary. It allowed us to plan a way forward and avoid any potential pitfalls.”
REANNZ then worked with each member to “cut over” from their old Internet Service Provider to the new one (REANNZ Internet) and test that everything was working as it should.
The feedback we’ve received has been very positive. Glen Eustace, Infrastructure Development Engineer from Massey University sums it up: “With the move to REANNZ Internet, we have nearly doubled our capacity at a significantly lower cost. It is early days yet as we await the arrival of our internal student body but we believe the new service will be appreciated by all.
“Even considering we were a guinea pig, the migration was uneventful. A few days preparation at both end and a phone call on the day and it was all done.”
Richard Waldin, Information Manager at Scion, agrees: “The transition to the new KAREN-delivered internet service was very successful. The help we received from REANNZ was invaluable, they ensured that the planning and cutover was a success. It took very little effort on our part and our users have had no disruption to services.
“We have reduced our internet costs by at least 60% and we have more capacity and a more resilient service.”
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The technology is in place and very sound. Our implementation procedures are effective, but as with any process, practice makes perfect. Repetition will doubtless highlight more efficient methods to achieve the same good results.
So if you’re keen to start realising the benefits (and savings) of getting your Internet through REANNZ and don’t mind helping us bed down our processes a little more firmly, then contact REANNZ to get the ball rolling.
If you need more information, check out the REANNZ Internet section (which includes a FAQs page) on our website.
If you have specific questions or would like to join the growing REANNZ membership or sign up for REANNZ Internet, contact REANNZ.