GRNET network architecture and technologies allow for upgrades and expansion of the provided services. The new services are based on optical dark fiber infrastructure, DWDM equipment and NG-SDH switching circuits, and they are fully available to GRNET Power users.
Power users are considered the Institutions that:
- interconnect to the physical layer through dark fiber with a GRNET Point of Presence
- may have documented need for IP interconnection to GRNET, higher than 1Gbps
- may have documented need to interconnect via dedicated 1Gbps circuits (Ethernet framing) to another GRNET peer (eg Grid node) or other endpoint that is accessible to GRNET through GEANT2 pan-European network,
- may have documented need to interconnect via dedicated optical path to another GRNET peer (eg Grid node)
GRNET network allows for upgrading the provided IP interconnection services for Power Users at speeds of up to 10 Gbps, while making it possible to provide additional dedicated circuit services at lower IP levels. The additional services are: