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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…

05
Oct
2021

Internet2 Peer Exchange Update: Microsoft, Box, and Oracle Routes Will Transition to I2PX-only on October 7

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

Beginning at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 7, 2021, Internet2 will remove Microsoft, Box, and the original Oracle Cloud Platform (AS7160) routes from the Advanced Layer 3 Service (AL3S) for research and education (R&E): AS11537. These routes will be transitioned to Internet2 Peer Exchange (I2PX)-only. These peers were originally included…

01
Oct
2021

Coming Soon to I2PX: Direct Peering with Cloudflare

By George Loftus, Internet2 Associate Vice President, Network Services

Recent news that Cloudflare will soon offer storage with no egress fees is likely of great interest to many in the research and education community.  To support researchers and others at Internet2 member organizations with large storage needs, we are already in discussions with Cloudflare regarding community access through…

27
Sep
2021

In the Media: Q&A with Internet2’s Rob Vietzke Published in Campus Technology

Rob Vietzke, Vice President, Network Services Next month marks some major milestones for the Internet2 member community, including the culmination of our transition to the fifth-generation Internet2 network.  Campus Technology recently interviewed VP of Network Services Rob Vietzke to learn about the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI)—from…

22
Sep
2021

Save the Date and Submit a Proposal!

By Glenn Lipscomb, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications

TechEXtra 2021: Next Generation Infrastructure & Advanced Networking Event Dec 1-3, 2021 Are you one of the many folks who participated in the Advanced Networking track room at a past Internet2 Technology Exchange event? Are you missing the mix of reports on networking updates and community project “lessons learned” talks?…

31
Aug
2021

Join Me for TechEXtra on Sept 2: Characterizing Networking In and Out of the Clouds

By Igor Sfiligoi, Lead Scientific Software Developer and Researcher at UCSD-SDSC

Register for Characterizing Networking In and Out of the Clouds event to be held Thursday, September 2, at 1 p.m. ET. Igor Sifilgoi presents on the IceCube project at the Internet2 booth at SC19. Commercial cloud providers continually make news showcasing their compute capabilities. Very few compute problems, however,…

30
Aug
2021

Internet2 Monitoring Hurricane Ida

By Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Network Services Director of Planning and Architecture Last Updated August 30, 2021, at 8:30 AM EDT For the most up-to-date information, view the latest National Hurricane Center forecast. Hurricane Ida delivered catastrophic winds, torrential rains, and life-threatening flash flooding as it made…

16
Aug
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: First Member Traffic Moved onto the New Backbone, Remaining Service Migrations Planned Over Next Six Weeks

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

Internet2 last week migrated the first of its member connections onto the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI). This major milestone marks the start of member traffic flow onto the new Internet2 backbone, following the successful completion of the NGI shim phase. Working with teams at the…

29
Jul
2021

Internet2 Cloud Connect Upgrades Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to 100G Connections

By George Loftus, Internet2 Associate Vice President, Network Services

Internet2 is pleased to announce that its Cloud Connect (I2CC) service now provides access to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute services through 100G connections in Ashburn, Virginia, and San Jose, California. I2CC continues to grow as a joint service of Internet2 and regional research and education network partners to provide direct…