[tforum] Fwd: [I2-NEWS] Nation's First 100G Open, Nationwide, Software-Defined Network Launches for Education, Research, Industry and Innovators
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FYI, for those following Software Defined Networking and 100Gig/s networks
development at a National level ...
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From: Todd Sedmak <todd at internet2.edu>
Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM
Subject: [I2-NEWS] Nation's First 100G Open, Nationwide, Software-Defined
Network Launches for Education, Research, Industry and Innovators
To: i2-news at internet2.edu
Nation's First 100G Open, Nationwide, Software-Defined Network Launches for
Education, Research, Industry and Innovators
Internet2's new network, 29 NET+ cloud services, and U.S. UCAN project
big data science, and innovation
Philadelphia—-Oct. 1, 2012—-The nation's first 100G open, national-scale,
software-defined network—built to support advanced services and cloud
applications—is now available to spur new waves of innovation in education,
research and industry.
Internet2, operator of the nation's fastest, coast-to-coast research and
education network, announced today at the Fall 2012 Internet2 Member
Meeting in Philadelphia that their new 100G-enabled and 8.8 Terabit per
second optical network is operational for member institutions.
"We are excited about officially launching the new capabilities of the
nation's first 100G open, national-scale, software-defined network through
massive collaboration with our partners in government and business that
will be used by Internet2 members to help solve practical, far-reaching
problems that benefit society," said Internet2 CEO and President H. David
Lambert. "We look forward to seeing the collaboration of our community
using this dynamic network to advance education, transform university
business models, and accelerate global Big Data collaborative research
outcomes. When we equip the research and education community with great
technology and no barriers to innovation, that's when they start creating
The new capabilities now available on the Internet2 Network include:
An upgraded Advanced Layer 3 Service, that will provide extraordinary
broadband capabilities for science, medicine and education not only to the
higher education community, but also to hundreds of thousands of community
anchor institutions through partnerships with regional networks and
Internet2's United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN)
A nationwide 100Gbps Software Defined Network offering both production
services like the Layer-2 Open Science, Scholarship and Service Exchange
built in partnership with Indiana University and support of new network
innovations through software defined networking support.
Over 8.8 Tbps of optical network capacity through 88, 100 Gbps-waves that
are delivered in a unique partnership, between Internet2 and the Department
of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) that will share this capacity
and operations of the infrastructure to advance national programs.
Internet2's members also can leverage the new Internet2 Network to deliver
Internet2 NET+ Services and keep pace with the exponential growth in Big
Data science being driven by the nation's collaborative researchers in labs
and universities.Internet2 NET+ Services currently offers 29 cloud services
to college campuses nationwide that are cost-effective, easy to access,
simple to administer, and tailored to the unique needs of the research and
education community. The new network and cloud services enable
transformational new solutions for education delivery and provide
better-yielding solutions for university business functions—helping higher
education institutions remain competitive nationally and globally.
Working with its regional network partners, Internet2's U.S. UCAN project
will utilize the newly upgraded 100G-enabled Internet2 Network to allow
advanced networking features for more than 200,000 of the country's
community anchor institutions, including libraries, hospitals, K-12
schools, community colleges, and public safety organizations. The network
infrastructure will support advanced applications, such as HD and
multi-cast video distance learning and telemedicine. The upgraded network
was predominately funded through the U.S. Department of Commerce's
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.
Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the
nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides
a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations
to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions
in support of their educational, research, and community service missions.
For more information, visit www.internet2.edu.
Media contact: Todd Sedmak, (202) 331-5373 or todd at internet2.edu.
PR and Media Relations Manager
202-331-5373 (w) or Todd at Internet2.edu
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