Jan 24, 2017,
by Linda Roos
Next Generation of the Network, Ecosystem of Regionals Discussed at Connector/Network Member Principals' Second Annual Meeting
The second annual meeting of the Connector and Network Member Principals was held in early January in Tempe, AZ. The meeting was led by co-chairs Paul Schopis, Interim Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer, OARnet, and Tripti Sinha, Executive Director, MAX GigaPop, and focused on two discussion topics—the myriad of issues surrounding support of the ecosystem by both the regionals and Internet2, and, gathering input from the Principals on important factors for the planning of the next generation of the Internet2 network infrastructure and services. The goal of the meeting was to create a report to the Internet2 Board of Trustees that identifies critical issues for Internet2 going forward from the perspective of these Principals.