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19
Sep
2019

Next Generation Infrastructure Project From 30,000 Feet

By Rob Vietzke, Internet2 Vice President, Network Services This is an incredibly busy and exciting time at Internet2 and we are delighted to share updates with you on many of the activities that are underway. I say “busy” because the shift from NGI planning to NGI implementation is now underway and…

18
Sep
2019

Internet2 Network Upgrades Support Research and Education and Cloud Traffic

By Linda Roos, Internet2 Senior Director, State and Regional Networks Internet2 continues to make incremental upgrades across the Internet2 Network. During the summer of 2019, many upgrades were made to the Network to support R&E and cloud traffic. Peering upgrades include 100G connections to Google in both Equinix Chicago and…

18
Sep
2019

Recommendations, Next Steps Discussed at Summer NGI Community Architects’ Workshop

By Linda Roos, Internet2 Senior Director, State and Regional Networks One hundred  regional, campus and Internet2 staff representatives gathered on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on July 16-17, 2019, for the Community Architects’ Workshop. This workshop provided an important opportunity for the presentation and discussion of the…

18
Sep
2019

Community Architects’ Workshop Attendees Support Leveraging Segment Routing and EVPN

By Karl Newell, Internet2 Network Software Architect At the Community Architects Workshop, there was affirmation to leverage Segment Routing and EVPN in the next generation network.  The community identified a few outstanding questions and an Internet2 staff team has been working on test plans to investigate those questions. The testing…

18
Sep
2019

Next Generation Infrastructure Service Model Update

By George LoftusInternet2 Associate Vice President, Network Services The NGI project seeks to support five key use cases to update the value of the Internet2 Network service offerings. These include support for the data intensive researcher, supporting adoption of cloud services, providing more software and automation in the infrastructure, supporting…

18
Sep
2019

NGI Packet RFP to be Released in October 2019

By Scott Taylor, Internet2 Packet Platform Implementation Director This summer the Community Architect’s Workshop in Minneapolis gave the Internet2 team an opportunity to share information that we’ve learned about different hardware platforms and protocols that will be incorporated into the next generation infrastructure. The community architects in attendance shared valuable…

18
Sep
2019

Ciena Selected as NGI Optical Platform Partner

By Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Director of Network Planning and Architecture Optical Internet2 is pleased to announce that the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) Project has passed a significant milestone with the formal selection of Ciena as the NGI optical platform partner. The planned Ciena 6500 DWDM platform will feature a flexible-grid…

03
Sep
2019

Remote Instrumentation Resources for K20 Schools

By Stephanie Stenberg, Director, Internet2 Community Anchor Program Utilizing advanced networking, students can conduct original research using the same instruments as the nation’s premier scientists. These remote instruments let your students control a microscope or telescope hundreds of miles away to view everything from comets to mosquitos to microchips. Internet2’s…

27
Aug
2019

Internet2 Network Adds Support for IPv6 RTBH Signaling and Filtering

By Paul Howell, Internet2 Chief Cyberinfrastructure Security Officer Remote Triggered Blackhole Filtering (RTBH) is one among several mitigation techniques offered to the Internet2 community for mitigating Denial of Service (DoS) threats. Recently, the Internet2 network added support for RTBH signaling and filtering over the IPv6 R&E network. Inter-domain RTBH signaling…