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21
Mar
2024

North American Research and Education Organizations Launch New Experimental Network and Exchange Collaboration: NA-REX

Seven advanced research and education (R&E) networks and exchange point consortia are collaborating to establish a new high-performance experimental network service connecting global exchange points in North America. Their collaboration promises enhanced capacity, coordination, and testing capabilities to develop next-generation network services, technologies, and foundational infrastructure supporting global science and…

19
Feb
2024

New Year, New Plans for Community Network Automation Group

By Shannon Byrnes

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Only a little over a year has passed since we announced the official foundation of the NTAC Network Automation Special Interest Group (SIG). It was so brand new at the time that our first monthly meetup took…

18
Jan
2024

CommEX24 Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with ESnet’s Edward Balas 

By Apryl Motley

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes “I like helping the R&E community gain insights into the networks we provide and how they are positively impacting our communities and broader society,” said Ed Balas when asked what he likes most about his job as measurement…

14
Dec
2023

Adapting to the Future of Network Security in Research and Education

By Steven Wallace

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes With a Proposed New Standard on the Horizon for Internet Exchange Points, Now Is the Time to Embrace Advanced Routing Security Protections A group of internet exchange point (IXP) operators recently proposed a new standard for routing security…

12
Dec
2023

Cloud Connectivity and More: Internet2 Insight Console Adds Virtual Networks Feature

By Scott Taylor

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes It’s been a big year for Internet2 Insight Console, the web-based interface that empowers members to visualize, manage, and troubleshoot Internet2 network services. Starting in March, Internet2 released Insight Console’s first features throughout 2023: Looking Glass, Community,…