Professional Services

Education and Training

KanREN is devoted to providing its members with educational opportunities in a variety of areas by holding periodic workshops and seminars on current technology. Most workshops are held on an as-requested basis, and may be open to all members, or to specific groups. Past sessions have included:

  • IPv6 Adoption
  • IPv4 Multicast Routing
  • Performance Measurement Infrastructure
  • Advanced BGP/AS Boundary Routing
  • Security Issues
  • LAN Design & Best Practice
  • Basic and Advanced Routing & Switching

Engineering and Design Services

The KanREN technical staff are highly skilled in their areas of expertise. Time and workflow permitting, KanREN is available to provide engineering and/or consulting services to membership. These services have varied widely, from selection of videoconferencing hardware to federating autonomous systems.

Areas of expertise include:

  • IPv4 and IPv6 unicast and multicast routing
  • Routing and switching design
  • IPv6 deployment
  • Autonomous System boundary routing
  • High availability network architecture
  • Performance measurement/monitoring
  • Video conferencing systems (infrastructure and endpoints)
  • Troubleshooting


Time and workflow permitting, KanREN staff are available to assist members with troubleshooting their own networks and applications. While not every aspect is within our expertise, there are a great number of issues that KanREN can help with. This assistance is available both during and after business hours in case of emergency. KanREN may also be able to help by putting one member in contact with another who has already dealt with similar issues.