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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…

27
Apr
2021

Check Out New Wiki, Videos About Networking for Cloud Services

By Linda Roos, Internet2 Senior Director, State and Regional Networks Need to understand how to get started with the Cloud Connect Portal? Want to watch a short video explaining our Networking for Cloud Service? We have all of this and more covered on our Networking for Cloud pages, which…

06
Apr
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: 29 Packet Nodes Connected by Forty 400G Links; GDT Install Completes on Schedule

By Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Network Services Director of Planning and Architecture In the two weeks since we reported the first 400 Gbps backbone connections on the Internet2 network, our team has made substantial progress toward fully deploying the hardware components of the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) platform. GDT…

08
Mar
2021

In the Media: Interview with Internet2’s Rob Vietzke Published in EdTech

Rob Vietzke The pandemic has exposed a broadband digital divide, particularly for rural students. EdTech: Focus on Higher Education recently interviewed Internet2 VP of Network Services, Rob Vietzke, to learn about strategies that higher education leaders should consider to help close the digital divide. “Higher education brings mass to…

26
Feb
2021

First Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure 800G Single-carrier Link Online; Long-haul, Flex-grid Deployment Complete

By Chris Wilkinson, Network Services Director of Planning and Architecture Internet2 today deployed its first 800 Gbps single-carrier optical circuit between Phoenix and Tucson as part of its Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) program. This circuit leverages a 102 Ghz carrier generated by a single Ciena Waveserver 5 transponder at…