Internet2 regularly showcases our members' efforts on behalf of advanced research and education networking. We not only encourage Internet2 members to share their achievements with the community, but also the interesting people, events, developments and collaborations that make those achievements possible. If you have suggestions for news, events, projects or people that might be featured, please contact email@example.com and include a brief description, appropriate links and images and contact information. Thanks for helping us spread the word.
Peter M. Siegel is chief information officer and vice provost for information and educational technology at the University of California, Davis. As chair of the Internet2 Research Advisory Council, Pete serves on the Internet2 Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee.
Just released by the Internet2 community, Shibboleth 2.0 greatly enhances the interoperability and security of the most widely-deployed federated authentication platform. Shibboleth 2.0 also includes improvements that ease installation, management, and operation processes. These features will help catalyze the worldwide growth of education and research federations such as InCommon.
Try the Internet2 Commons video conferencing for free during May 2008. The community-supported Commons offers Internet2-connected video conferencing and related services to any educational or non-profit organization. In addition to video conferencing, the Commons provides high-performance and cost-effective IP-based video streaming and archiving services that enable and enhance collaboration.
The Internet2 Strategic Planning Steering Committee has released a draft strategic plan to help reinvent the Internet2 consortium for state-of-the-art network infrastructure, and advanced middleware and services. Help shape the future of networking for the U.S. research and education community by providing input and feedback online.
More than 600 leaders in advanced networking gathered at the Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. An important focus of the meeting was providing input to the strategic planning process now underway. Archives of presentations and netcast for number of sessions from the meeting are now available.
The 2008 winners of the Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Awards program have created and deployed advanced network applications that enable transformational progress in research, teaching and learning. In partnership with Level 3 Communications, Internet2 introduced this year the Wave of the Future focused on applications that specifically require or make use of dedicated optical circuit technology.
More than 600 leaders in advanced networking are gathered at the Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting underway this week in Arlington, Virginia. An important focus of the meeting will be providing input to the strategic planning process now underway. A number of sessions will be netcast.
The Internet2 Presence and Integrated Communications Working Group is organizing a live, interactive demo during the Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting. Meeting attendees will be able to communicate with each other and remote participants in ad-hoc chats with other meeting participants, as well as in chat rooms specifically configured around key conference sessions. Visit the demo web page for additional details.
The Internet2 Strategic Planning Steering Committee has released a draft strategic plan to help reinvent the Internet2 consortium for state-of-the-art network infrastructure, and advanced middleware and services. Help shape the future of networking for the U.S. research and education community by providing input and feedback online, or in person at the Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting
Learning from the present nature of Internet threats will help us secure against Internet2 threats. Whether DDoS attacks, malicious code, or unauthorized access, incidents impacting computer security policies are a reality increasing in frequency and risk.
IT and security professionals need a highly effective counterattack plan to defuse potential damage to the organization, and network forensics is fast becoming the critical link in incident response. With network forensics IT can preserve critical and contextual data surrounding a particular activity to more quickly and accurately address violations of security and use policies.
Attendees will learn how to avoid common incident response errors by leveraging network forensics best practices, policies and procedures. The discussion takes into account
- Restoral versus forensics approaches to botnet incident response
- Security, business and compliance trends
- Current best practices to support botnet incident response initiatives
Title: "Botnet Incident Response"
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Time: 1:00PM -2:00PM EDT / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT (GMT -04:00, New York )
Speaker: Dr. Michael J Staggs, Chief Investigator, FireEye
Moderator: Dr. Joe St Sauver, Manager, Security Programs, Internet2
Required: Windows(R) 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Required: Mac OS(R) X 10.3.9 (Panther(R)) or newer
Register now by clicking the link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/993212238
Results of the Internet2 2008 Board of Trustees elections are now final. Representing leaders from academia, research and industry, Internet2's Board provides strategic guidance, directs the setting of priorities, and ensures Internet2 continues to meet the needs of the research and education community which it serves. New members will take office at the Board meeting on May 6, 2008.
The University of Hawaii, in partnership with Internet2 and TransPAC2, hosted the 25th Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) meeting 20-25 January, 2008 in conjunction with the ESnet and Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop.The event was part of the third Techs in Paradise (TIP) event co-sponsored internationally to bring together the Asia-Pacific and North American communities for a week of meetings, workshops, and in-person collaboration. In addition to the APAN Meeting and the Joint Techs/ESCC Workshop, TIP2008 included meetings of the Internet Educational Equal Access Foundation (IEEAF), the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF), TransPAC2 and the Hawaii Intranet Consortium, as well as a Network Performance Workshop and a Dynamic Circuit Network Workshop.
Project updates and trends in advanced networking were highlighted throughout the week. APAN topics of interest included talks about TEIN2, CNGI and CERNET2, Everest Imja Lake Project, and AKARI. To view a specific presentation please visit the Jt. Techs/APAN Program. The 26th APAN Meeting will be held 4-8 August, 2008 in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Webinar: The Shift to Ethernet throughout the Wide Area Network Architecture
11 March 2008
1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York )
A shift is underway in Wide Area Networks. For years, SONET/SDH networks brought reliability and manageability to wide area networks. As bandwidth continues to increase and to shift to IP and other data protocols, the inflexibility and inefficiency of SONET topologies has become operationally and economically constraining. In this webinar, Jeff Wabik of Ciena, an Internet2 Corporate Partner, will define the traditional Ethernet functions, identify and position supporting technologies and necessary standards developments, weigh the pros and cons of several emerging technologies to make Ethernet more connection-oriented, and introduce new service architectures and best practices for consideration when implementing Ethernet wide area networks. See the webinar webpage for more information.
Bill Decker, Facilitator, Internet2 Strategic Planning
Bill Decker, as CIO at The University of Iowa, was among the first 34 institutional representatives to commit to the creation of Internet2, Bill says, "My different career experiences have given me a variety of perspectives regarding the important roles that Internet2 plays in enabling research, education, and societal change. I am privileged to have this opportunity to work with old friends and new in a thoughtful examination of Internet2's future. In agreeing to take on this work, I insisted that Internet2's members write the plan. My role is to act as an informed but neutral facilitator to keep the process moving forward and to help insure that all input is in play."
Revisions to Internet2's governance structure have contributed significantly to a renewal of the member-led focus of the organization. With their December 2006 report, the Governance and Nominations Committee put wheels in motion that have led to changes to the Board structure and to a set of new Advisory Councils, both changes involving the presence of more perspectives and opportunity for improved member representation in decisions and organizational directions. The report also called for a strategic planning exercise, which the Advisory Councils collectively acted on in December 2007. They formed a Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC), a Leadership Team, and requested an outside facilitator. Though now retired from The University of Iowa, Bill Decker agreed to serve as the outside facilitator. The SPSC has been working since December on the planning effort and most recently met in Tempe on February 9 to advance the work.
The Strategic Planning process will also be a primary focus of the Spring Member Meeting. The Steering Committee will have a draft plan available for the community prior to the meeting, and the meeting will feature informational sessions and a forum for community input. The Committee and the Advisory Councils are deeply committed to gathering input from every part of the member community and from other important partners. Members of the Internet2 community are encouraged to take part!
The 2007 Internet2 Member Report provides a snapshot of the Internet2 community's efforts and accomplishments during 2007. Some key highlights covered in the report include the new governance structure, which includes a new membership category for regional networks and restructured Advisory Councils, and the deployment of a new nationwide network infrastructure. The report ends with a section that describes ways in which your organization might better utilize your Internet2 membership in the coming year. Copies of the member report are available online in html and pdf formats. To request a printed copy, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An important focus of the Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting will be the strategic planning process now underway. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee will have a draft plan available for the community prior to the meeting, and throughout the meeting there will be informational sessions and a forum where the community can provide additional input and comments to help construct the Strategic Plan for Internet2. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to share and learn about the latest efforts by members to meet the challenge of developing, deploying, and using cyberinfrastructure to support research and education. Registration for the Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting is now open.
perfSONAR-PS, a complementary set of network performance services developed under the umbrella of the global perfSONAR network performance measurement framework, enables users to generate near real time performance traffic monitoring and visualization. perfSONAR development is made possible through a global collaboration consortium led by ESnet, GÉANT, Internet2, and RNP (Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa) in Brazil. Because it can be used on both IP and optical networks, as well as hybrid networks like the Internet2 Network or the ESnet network, monitoring and measurement information can span and aggregate information from different network architectures and debug potential issues across those separate administrative domains--even if those domains are autonomous measurement systems. Its real-time, global analysis of network performance problems makes it possible for users to make immediate adjustments to their applications during run time. Implemented in the Perl programming language and currently in beta release, perfSONAR-PS enables network operators and engineers that already leverage a Perl-based environment to seamlessly integrate comprehensive performance measurement technology into their existing network management and measurement systems while still maintaining interoperability with other standards-based solutions.
Internet2, together with its collaborators, announced the beta release of perfSONAR-PS, a complementary set of network performance services developed under the umbrella of the global perfSONAR network performance measurement framework. Implemented in the Perl programming language, perfSONAR-PS enables network operators and engineers that already leverage a Perl-based environment to seamlessly integrate comprehensive performance measurement technology into their existing network management and measurement systems while still maintaining interoperability with other standards-based solutions. As a set of software services that implement the perfSONAR network monitoring protocol, perfSONAR-PS provides users a window into the network to generate near real -time performance traffic monitoring and visualization. MORE>>
As part of the Techs in Paradise 2008 event hosted by the University of Hawaii, the Winter 2008 ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC)/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop will bring together more than 300 thought leaders in the research and education community to explore and discuss important technology issues and the latest advancements in next-generation networking in Honolulu, Hawaii. The main plenary sessions held on January 21-23 will be netcast live and archived for worldwide viewing.