AzScienceNet is delighted to announce the completion of the expansion of its Network Operation Centre (NOC) in Baku.

The pandemic period, notwithstanding the inevitable delays caused in the NOC reconstruction phase, also offered time for reflection and as a result, some important decisions about the reorganisation and restructure of AzScienceNet were evaluated and made. AzScienceNet felt that the time had come to restructure, review and expand its technical capabilities to be able to adapt to and meet users’ requirements in the research and education communities of Azerbaijan and further afield.  Babak Nabiyev, Head of the AzScienceNet Network Operation Centre commented:  “These changes will enable AzScienceNet, which is also one of the five beneficiaries of the EapConnect project, to expand its activities as an NREN in the international research and education arena.”

How will the expansion of the data centre affect AzScienceNet? The NREN believes that it will undoubtedly increase the visibility of the AzScienceNet NOC at a national and international level which will in turn facilitate the NREN’s integration of the research and education community of Azerbaijan into the wider European research and education panorama. As a consequence, AzScienceNet looks forward to more Azerbaijani universities and research institutes joining the network, connecting and benefitting from GÉANT’s targeted and expert services.

The area of the data centre increased from 35 to 140 square meters and it now also features a more powerful, high-capacity cooling system.

This reconstruction has undeniably improved the security of the data centre as well as of the entire organisation, in addition, the work that has been carried out for AzScienceNet’s information security systems now features new impressive capabilities and meets European standards.

Babak Nabiyev, Head of the AzScienceNet NOC