Guido Aben is AARNet’s director of eResearch. He holds an MSc in physics from Utrecht University.
He joined AARNet in 2005, having previously had similar roles in European R&E networking.
A generalist more than a specialist, he has been involved across the range of the “buy-or-build” spectrum, in projects ranging from the rolling out of a national dark fibre footprint, running cloud services procurements through to the deployment of complex niche builds such as an Internet voting system during national elections.
In his current role at AARNet, Guido is responsible for building services to researchers’ demand, and generating demand for said services, with CloudStor and CloudStor+ perhaps the most widely known of those.