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09
Dec
2021

Guam–Singapore Connectivity Consortium Expands Support for Data-Intensive Science in the Asia Pacific Oceania Region

New 100-gigabits circuit from Guam to Singapore contributes a critical path and boosts resiliency for the region’s research and education network fabric WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2021 – The recently formed Guam–Singapore Connectivity Consortium announced today new high-speed connectivity in support of data-intensive science in the Asia Pacific Oceania Region. The…

19
Nov
2021

Automation and Orchestration No Longer a ‘Nice to Have’ for Internet2’s Next Generation Infrastructure

By Amber Rasche, Senior Communications Specialist

Chris Wilkinson and Karl Newell Chris Wilkinson is the network services director of planning and architecture at Internet2, and Karl Newell is the network software architect at Internet2. In this Q&A, Chris and Karl discuss how software-driven automation and orchestration sets Internet2’s Next Generation Infrastructure apart from any previous version…

03
Nov
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: Transition Substantially Complete, Now Transitioning Toward 2022 Objectives

By Rob Vietzke, Vice President, Network Services

November 2021 marks a number of milestones in the completion of the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) and a transition to 2022 activities. We are very pleased to share this progress and begin to think about these important upcoming focus areas. NGI Transition Nearing Completion The big news is that…

21
Oct
2021

Next-Generation Performance Assurance: Internet2’s Mike Simpson on Expanding perfSONAR Capabilities to Support the New Network

By Amber Rasche, Senior Communications Specialist

Mike Simpson is the director of infrastructure systems and software in the network services division of Internet2. In this Q&A, Mike talks about expanding and upgrading Internet2’s perfSONAR capabilities to support the Next Generation Infrastructure. One of the key drivers for the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) program is creating…

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 in October

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

Beginning in October 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 in the R&E service due…

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…

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?…