Support Teams with Software-Driven Infrastructure

One of the key drivers for the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) program is to deliver software interfaces that operators and sophisticated research teams can provision, change, and use to support the end user’s own private network needs across the whole R&E ecosystem. 

Portal-driven configuration changes, customized telemetry for the private networks, and API-driven programmability allow both researchers and campus administrators to build, monitor and change their own extended network from their local compute cluster to their global collaborators and providers. 

By automating internal processes and configurations, they are better able to consistently manage rapid delivery of services. With the help of self-service and API features, they can reduce time to results. By providing leading network security capabilities, they are able to enable and protect science and administrative workflows.