2021 in Review: Community Connects with Internet2 Network, Cloud, Research and Events News
By Miriam Finet, Internet2 Web Content Manager
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
Based on 2021 engagement metrics, a whopping six of the top 20 blog posts and news announcements featured NGI and Internet2 Network topics.
But it wasn’t all network news in 2021. You and others in the Internet2 community also searched for more information on eduroam updates, the Cloud and NET+ blog posts, I2 Online webinars (which were extremely popular as we continued to host virtual programming), and grant announcements, to name a few. When we reflect on 2021, and as our list below shows, it’s clear that the Internet2 community stayed highly engaged in research and education (R&E) topics via blog posts, videos, and virtual events.
Without further ado, here are the top 20 blog posts and announcements in terms of relevance, Internet2 website page views, and Speed Read email clicks from 2021:
The Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) program is a full set of activities that review and update the services, value, and supporting technology of the Internet2 infrastructure portfolio.
Thye Internet2 Network provides advanced capabilities in support of research and academic collaborations across the U.S.
NGI, Internet2 Network News
- IPv6 is the Internet’s Future – and Together with ARIN We’ll Help You Enable IPv6 by Steven Wallace, Internet2 Security Architect, posted February 24
- First Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure 800G Single-carrier Link Online; Long-haul, Flex-grid Deployment Complete, by Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Network Services Director of Planning and Architecture, posted February 26
- Now Online: First Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure 400G Ethernet Links for New Routed Network by Chris Wilkinson, posted March 22
- Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: 29 Packet Nodes Connected by Forty 400G Links; GDT Install Completes on Schedule by Chris Wilkinson, posted April 6
- Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: Testing Underway; Network Successfully Carries 400 Gbps of Traffic Coast-to-Coast, by By Jon-Paul Herron, Director, Internet2 Network Operations Center (NOC), posted May 3
- Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: First Member Traffic Moved onto the New Backbone, Remaining Service Migrations Planned Over Next Six Weeks by Chris Wilkinson, posted August 16 Watch Next Generation Infrastructure: Automation, Orchestration and Telemetry with Chris Wilkinson video
- Are You Ready for the New eduroam? By Sara Jeanes, eduroam Product Manager, posted in November and updated weekly. Watch the video.
- Security Scene: February 2021 Edition by Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer, posted February 12
Cloud, NET+ News
- Catch Recaps of 2020 NET+ I2 Online Sessions by Sean O’Brien, Director, Internet2 NET+ Cloud Services Program, posted March 10 Watch the videos. Want more? Watch the 2021 videos!
- Self-Service Cloud Solutions for Researchers Seizes the Moment in I2 Online Event by Bob Flynn, Internet2 Program Manager, posted March 15 Watch the video
- Internet2 NET+ Palo Alto Networks Community Calls for 2021 by Nick Lewis, Internet2 Program Manager, posted April 20
- And the Winner Is … Everyone with Community Collaboration on NET+ Service Development! By Tara Gyenis, Internet2 Program Development, posted June 7 Watch the video
- Help Us Build Out the Internet2 NET+ Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services Portfolio by Bob Flynn, posted June 22
- Workshop Helps You Champion Research Computing on Your Campus by Dana Brunson, Internet2 Executive Director, Research Engagement, posted February 25
- Resource and Career Center Pilot for Advancing Computational and Data-intensive Research Earns $1.49M NSF Award, Internet2 announcement, posted June 7
- Nearly $3 Million NSF Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Pilot Aims to Advance Research Capabilities and Support Systems for HBCUs and TCUs, Internet2 announcement, published September 28
- Internet2, Cisco Team Up To Deliver Advanced Networking Technology in Support of Research and Academic Collaboration, Internet2 announcement, posted October 7
- Announcement: Winners Announced for Internet2 Community Anchor Program’s Distance Learning Scholarship, Internet2 announcement, posted January 29
- The Use of Low-Latency, High-Quality Technology in the Performing Arts Hits Home During Pandemic by Ann Doyle, Community Engagement Manager, Internet2, posted March 30 Watch the video.
- Internet2 Community Voices Series: Supporting Research Organizations, NSF Major Facilities with Operational Security Resources by Susan Sons, Chief Security Analyst at Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, posted June 8 Watch the video.
As we begin a new year, we hope to continue to blog about the topics and issues that matter to you. We’d love to hear your thoughts on R&E topics we should be covering, so please reach out by visiting our Media Resources page and filling out our form! Also, be sure to check out our new YouTube channel for the latest Internet2 video highlights!