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RedIRIS - Spanish National Research and Education Network (RedIRIS)
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
Plaza Manuel Gómez-Moreno, Edificio Bronce, Madrid, PO: 28020, Madrid (Spain)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1988
Scientific Description
RedIRIS, founded in 1988, is the Spanish National Research and Education Network (NREN), which provides advanced connectivity services to more than 500 connected institutions (mainly universities and research centers and research infrastructures, plus Internet access to Spanish schools). It has approx. 7 million potential users (1,5 M persons from Universities and research centers, which are the main users, plus 5,5 M from schools). RedIRIS has deployed, between 2009 and 2017, its new dark-fibre backbone (RedIRIS-NOVA), covering 14.000 Km, and with more than 75 Points of Presence around the country, including the islands. RedIRIS is connected to the Pan-European Research and Education Network GÉANT, thus ensuring optimal connection with universities and research centers accross the globe. RedIRIS also provides other services (digital identity, mobility, spam filtering, distribution lists, security, multimedia, cloud, security, dissemination, advice and training, etc.). This RI is an ICTS (Unique Scientific and Technological Infrastructure), included in the Spanish National Roadmap for RIs.

RI Keywords
Networking, Connectivity, E-science, Lightpath, Broadband
RI Category
Communication Networks
Scientific Domain
Engineering and Energy
Biological and Medical Sciences
Social Sciences
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Humanities and Arts
Information Science and Technology
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
eduroam - WIFI roaming for the research and education sector
Digital identity federation for research and educational institutions (eduGAIN/SIR)
Digital certificates for Spanish research and educational institutions
Cloud IaaS services for Spanish research and educational institutions
Advanced connectivity for Spanish research and educational institutions
IT Security Services for Spanish research and educational institutions

Incident handling and DDoS mitigation.

Anti-spam filtering for Spanish research and educational institutions
Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA)
Date of last update: 22/02/2019
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