Successful cooperation

DFN praises performance in pilot project

2021/05/04

The HRZ provided technical support to the German Research Network (DFN) as a pilot partner in the implementation of the encryption migration of telephone systems and, according to the “DFN Fernsprechenteam”, not only showed a great deal of commitment but also carried out “pioneering work”.

The German Research Network (Deutsches Forschungsnetz – DFN) is the communication network for science and research in Germany organised by the scientific community itself. Among other things, it acts as a telephony provider – this service is also actively used by the TU Darmstadt.

The HRZ took part in the DFN's encryption migration project as a pilot partner. In a personal message Christian Meyer, division manager of the project “DFN Fernsprechen”, expressly thanked the entire HRZ team involved for the mutual exchange and the successful implementation and especially emphasised the performance of Michael Mitschke and Markus Bott, who, according to Mr Meyer, “did groundbreaking 'pioneering work' for the DFN community here by taking over the technical support in a first test position 'new encryption'. The experience they gathered in the process was able to flow into the guidelines for the subsequent migrations, thus making a significant contribution to the success of the migration. I am also particularly grateful that Mr Klaus Diehl is available as a contact person for mutual exchange and thus enriches the community spirit within our research and university landscape.”

We are pleased that the HRZ was able to contribute to the success and about the enriching exchange.