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18
Jan
2022

ARIN’s March 2022 Deadline Looms for 60+ Organizations to Take Action to Preserve Efficient Internet2 Connectivity

By Steven Wallace, Internet2 Security Architect

With the March 2022 deadline for ARIN’s IRR transition fast approaching, here’s what network operators need to know now: Over 60 organizations that connect to the Internet2 network still use the ARIN non-authenticated IRR service that will be decommissioned on March 31, 2022.ARIN will NOT automatically…

18
Jan
2022

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Operational, Transition to Fully-Automated, 400G National Infrastructure Complete

New services, capabilities, and efficiencies for the research and education community that accelerate scientific collaboration at a global scale WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 18, 2022 – Internet2 today announced the completed transition of its research and education (R&E) network traffic to the fifth-generation backbone that interconnects with 37 state and regional…

14
Dec
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Project Substantially Complete: Productive, Unexpected 2021 Ready for the History Books

By Rob Vietzke, Vice President, Network Services

As we head into the new year, Internet2 is delighted to share that our five-year process to renew and enhance the Internet2 network is now substantially complete.  The new infrastructure makes improvements in service agility, service reliability, capacity for research, cloud connectivity, and software programmability. It also benefits from substantial…

09
Dec
2021

Guam–Singapore Connectivity Consortium Expands Support for Data-Intensive Science in the Asia Pacific Oceania Region

New 100-gigabits circuit from Guam to Singapore contributes a critical path and boosts resiliency for the region’s research and education network fabric WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2021 – The recently formed Guam–Singapore Connectivity Consortium announced today new high-speed connectivity in support of data-intensive science in the Asia Pacific Oceania Region. The…

19
Nov
2021

Automation and Orchestration No Longer a ‘Nice to Have’ for Internet2’s Next Generation Infrastructure

By Amber Rasche, Senior Communications Specialist

Chris Wilkinson and Karl Newell Chris Wilkinson is the network services director of planning and architecture at Internet2, and Karl Newell is the network software architect at Internet2. In this Q&A, Chris and Karl discuss how software-driven automation and orchestration sets Internet2’s Next Generation Infrastructure apart from any previous version…

03
Nov
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: Transition Substantially Complete, Now Transitioning Toward 2022 Objectives

By Rob Vietzke, Vice President, Network Services

November 2021 marks a number of milestones in the completion of the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) and a transition to 2022 activities. We are very pleased to share this progress and begin to think about these important upcoming focus areas. NGI Transition Nearing Completion The big news is that…

21
Oct
2021

Next-Generation Performance Assurance: Internet2’s Mike Simpson on Expanding perfSONAR Capabilities to Support the New Network

By Amber Rasche, Senior Communications Specialist

Mike Simpson is the director of infrastructure systems and software in the network services division of Internet2. In this Q&A, Mike talks about expanding and upgrading Internet2’s perfSONAR capabilities to support the Next Generation Infrastructure. Did you know? Registration is still open for the Internet2 TechEXtra: perfSONAR Day,…

07
Oct
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: OESS and Cloud Connect Migrations Begin October 11

By Linda Roos, Internet2 Senior Director, State and Regional Networks

Internet2 is making steady progress on the transition of services to the Next Generation Infrastructure. We are now planning to begin the OESS and Internet2 Cloud Connect (I2CC) migrations on October 11, 2021. Over the past several weeks, Internet2 has been transitioning member-facing peering exchanges and research…

07
Oct
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Packet Platform: Update on Interdomain Multicast Phase-Out

By Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Network Services Director of Planning and Architecture

As Internet2 completes its transition to a new core network architecture, it will no longer support Layer 3 protocol-independent multicast (PIM) as part of the Advanced Layer 3 Service (AL3S). This is due to minimal community utilization of PIM and a lack of vendor support within the optimized Next…