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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…

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?…

16
Aug
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: First Member Traffic Moved onto the New Backbone, Remaining Service Migrations Planned Over Next Six Weeks

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

Internet2 last week migrated the first of its member connections onto the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI). This major milestone marks the start of member traffic flow onto the new Internet2 backbone, following the successful completion of the NGI shim phase. Working with teams at the…

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…

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…

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…