GTS is a revolutionary GÉANT service, that allows users to set up wide-area virtual networks via a web-based, automatic provisioning system. The virtual networks are built within minutes over the underlying physical infrastructure, and thus allow the researcher to carry out experiments with great flexibility and enable rapid prototyping and innovation. The individual network environments are isolated from other users and are assembled following the researcher’s topology requirements. Currently, a researcher can select GTS virtual machines (VMs), virtual links (VCs), Virtual Software Defined Networking Switch Instances (VSIs) and Bare Metal Servers (BMSs) as network resources in the virtual network. Currently, GTS has hardware at eight Points of Distribution (PODs) in Amsterdam, Bratislava, Hamburg, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Prague.
To build a virtual network in GTS, the user first describes the topology of the network and what resources it should contain. This is done by means of a document, which can then be uploaded through a web interface (GUI). The server-side resource manager agent (a software component) receives this document, checks it for syntax and availability of requested resources. If all resources are available and the request can be granted, the resource manager reserves the resources and returns identifiers of the network components to the user so that he or she can activate and control the resources in his/her testbed.
The document mentioned above for describing a virtual network includes Domain Specific Language (DSL) code based on Groovy (an object-oriented language for the Java platform). For advanced users, this has the advantage that very complex and large networks can be constructed with iterations in a very quick and easy manner. In addition to this baseline construction process, GTS version 6.0 includes a web-based Drag’n’DrED (drag and drop editor) GUI for easy testbed creation, which is especially beneficial to GTS newcomers, as this editor allows a user to use pull down menus for resource selection and configuration, and then enables the researcher to click on the resource objects, drag and connect them to other resources on a canvas. While the researcher is designing his or her testbed using the mouse, the associated DSL code is automatically created in the background.
GÉANT is the body which is responsible for the whole process and for the processing of your personal data - Data Controller, To consult the GÉANT General Privacy Notice, please visit GÉANT website
GÉANT process your personal data in order to provide you access to the GÉANT Testbeds Service (GTS).
All processing is aimed to create benefit for our users.
We use your personal data to:
GTS user data is stored in a central database. The database contains the following user personal data:
In order to provide you the GTS service, we will process your personal data, the processing of your personal data is based on legitimate interest.
In order to provide the service, we may engage with your home organisation and or the governing entity (e.g. Regional NREN) for any validation. We require all these organizations to keep information safe and comply with current Data Protection Legislation.
We do not forward your personal data to other third parties.
Users login credentials are automatically deleted at the end of their project period or when a project is terminated.
All user related data (name, email and institution details) is deleted after 18 months from the project end date. The Project data (project name, description, requirements and duration of the project) is deleted after 4 years. The personal data might be deleted prior to this period upon a request by the user.
We support the following processes to ensure the security of your personal data. With these measures we intent to minimize the risk of disclosure of your personal data:
You have the following rights regarding your personal data:
In order to exercise those rights please contact: GDPR@GEANT.ORG
You also have the right to inquire what personal data we hold about you, and to present a complain to the Supervisory Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens at https://autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl) about our personal data processing activities if you feel your personal data is not being managed as described here.
Please feel free to contact us for any further questions, through this email address: GDPR@GEANT.ORG
Data Protection Officer
Amsterdam – Zuidoost
Telephone number: +31 20 530 4488
Dutch Data Protection Authority
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Telephone number: (+31) – (0)70 – 888 85 00.
We keep this Privacy Notice under regular review.
Updated, January 2019.