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Sep
2022

Internet2 Monitoring Hurricane Ian

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

Last Updated September 30, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. EDT For the most up-to-date information, view the latest National Hurricane Center forecast. Internet2 continues to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Ian, following its landfall in Florida Wednesday as a Category 4 storm. According to the latest…

20
Sep
2022

I-Light and Indiana GigaPOP Move the Needle on Routing Integrity: Maintaining Proxy IRR Data for Members

By Amber Rasche

Q&A with Tom Johnson and Sean Carver, I-Light and the Indiana GigaPOP We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Routing integrity is an end-to-end challenge that requires the participation of the entire Internet2-networked community and beyond. So, what does that mean? It’s in everyone’s best interest to work together…

12
Sep
2022

Internet2 Cloud Connect Expands to Include Oracle Cloud

By Linda Roos, Internet2 senior director for State and Regional Networks, and Matt Zekauskas, Internet2 senior engineer

The Internet2 Cloud Connect (I2CC) service now includes 100 Gbps connections in Ashburn, Virginia, and Dallas, Texas, to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) via OCI FastConnect.  I2CC is available to research and education (R&E) institutions connected to the Internet2 network. The service…

22
Aug
2022

What You Should Know About Multicloud

By Amber Rasche

6 Questions for Matt Zekauskas, Internet2 Senior Engineer Matt Zekauskas Matt Zekauskas is well known in the research and education (R&E) community as a wearer of many hats – Internet2 senior engineer, research scientist, perfSONAR contributor, and this year’s chair of SCinet, the SC Conference’s volunteer-built…

12
Jul
2022

Announcing Leadership Transition at Internet2

By Howard Pfeffer, Internet2 President and CEO

Dear Internet2 members and community: I write today to share the news that Vice President of Network Services Rob Vietzke will be leaving Internet2 effective August 1, 2022, to pursue other career opportunities. Rob has served the Internet2 community in this role since 2006 with enthusiasm and dedication. I wish…

29
Jun
2022

Internet2 Offers New Routing Integrity Assessment Service

By Steven Wallace

As part of its Routing Integrity Initiative, Internet2 is launching a new service to assist network operators and engineers in assessing their network’s implementation of routing integrity controls.  The Internet2 Routing Integrity Assessment Service uses this questionnaire – developed by Internet2 and tailored to the…

25
May
2022

As Peak Season for Extreme Weather and Wildfires Nears, A Reminder About Internet2 Network Monitoring and Support

By Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Director of Network Planning and Architecture, and Camille Davis-Alfs, Internet2 Network Engineering Manager

From severe storms to wildfires, extreme weather and climate events occur throughout the year that can adversely impact our community and Internet2 services. But the spring and summer months are when multiple, concurrent events are most likely, according to a 2021 report by the NOAA National…

23
May
2022

Q&A with Jim Stewart: UETN Among the ‘First to 400G’ on Internet2’s Network

By Amber Rasche

Internet2 recently unveiled its fifth-generation backbone, known as the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI). NGI interconnects with 37 state and regional networks and serves every state in the U.S. Among these 37 are the first five to upgrade to 400 gigabits per second connectivity: Florida LambdaRail, Indiana GigaPOP, Mid-Atlantic Crossroads,…