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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…

26
Jul
2021

ARIN’s RPKI Maintenance Event Uneventful

By Ryan Harden, Internet2 Senior Cyberinfrastructure Security Architect

On Tuesday, July 20, the American Resource for Internet Numbers (ARIN) completed the widely publicized RPKI maintenance event. The goal of this event was to provide an opportunity for the routing community to test and validate fallback procedures during a simulated “outage” of the ARIN RPKI…

07
Jul
2021

Internet2 Community Voices Series: Cost-Effective, Scalable Solution for Network Security at the Border

By Dan Kirkland, Network Architect Lead, University of Michigan

Register for the Network Routing Security at Scale event to be held Thursday, August 12, at 1 p.m. ET. The University of Michigan’s network, UMnet, is the core unifying technology that enables many of the university’s mission-critical IT systems and connects all schools, colleges, and institutes…

02
Jul
2021

White Paper: New Community Resource Unpacks Misconceptions and Touts Benefits of Network Automation for Any Organization

By Amber Rasche, Senior Communications Specialist

Karl Newell Why the hesitation on network automation? A new community resource developed by collaborators from Merit Network, University of Michigan, GlobalNOC, Internet2, Cisco, ADVA, and Juniper Networks unpacks some of the common misconceptions surrounding network automation and sheds new light on the approach as a must-have component of a…

17
Jun
2021

Global Research and Education Networks Collaborate to Connect the Asia Pacific Oceania Region with the Asia Pacific Oceania Network (APOnet)

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2021 — Eleven global leading-edge research and education networks in North America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania are collaborating to improve high-speed network services in the Asia Pacific Oceania region. The Asia Pacific Oceania network (APOnet) collaboration will connect East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and…

19
May
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Shim Phase Beginning Soon

By Linda Roos, Internet2 Senior Director, State and Regional Networks We are pleased to announce that the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) project is approaching the beginning of the shim phase, a significant milestone in the project. The shim allows us to insert the new Cisco hardware between each connector…

03
May
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: Testing Underway; Network Successfully Carries 400 Gbps of Traffic Coast-to-Coast

By Jon-Paul Herron, Director, Internet2 Network Operations Center (NOC) The last few weeks of the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) project have focused on testing. We want to be sure that the network design, deployment, connection, and configuration performs as expected before we put the community’s research, education and cloud…