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Custom Networks

overview

Internet2 can develop unique network solutions tailored to specific requirements such as developing a highly secure internal network, networks that use non-standard protocols, or a multi-service multi-layer high-performance infrastructure. These networks can be developed to specification with the support of Internet2 and its partners.

features

Internet2 has the right experience to design, build, integrate and operate your custom private network utilizing appropriate technology that can deliver up to 100 gigabit networking capacity. Internet2 Custom Networks include a range of options for meeting unique requirements including the use of Layers 1, 2, 3 and the services of Internet2 and its partners to deliver a network environment tailored to meet specific design objectives. Several factors can be optimized through the design process including: speed, security, flexibility, resiliency, and support for advanced technologies.

Custom network features include the ability to acquire and manage network assets, colocation space, and provide engineering guidance. For more information contact networkdevelopment@internet2.edu. Custom Network features include:

Internet2 Dark Fiber Service

Internet2 Dark Fiber Service provides custom, cost-effective solutions for any dark fiber requirements – acquiring, holding, and distributing dark fiber network asset.

Coordination with regional partners for last-mile connectivity

Internet2 will work with you and our regional partners to explore options for last-mile connectivity between your point of presence and the end point of your custom network link.

Identification of collocation possibilities

Internet2 will work with you to explore locations in which you can place networking and other associated equipment to use to light your custom network link. To obtain information regarding collocation availability and fees, contact networkdevelopment@internet2.edu.

Hardware deployment

Internet2 will work with you to deploy hardware used to light your custom network link.

Dedicated Network Operations Center (NOC) to support the most demanding, on-going service levels

Internet2 can provide Network Operations Center support when desired to manage and monitor your custom network link.

fees

To request a quote, please email networkdevelopment@internet2.edu.

participate

Internet2 stands ready to work with you to design a custom network solution that will satisfy your dark fiber and virtual dark fiber needs.

Internet2's Custom Networks Services are available to:

Please contact networkdevelopment@internet2.edu for more information.

faq

What Custom Network services are available?

  • Dark fiber acquisition service Internet2 offers the ability to design, build, integrate and operate your custom private network using 100 gigabit network technology if desired.
  • Coordination with regional partners Internet2 will work with you and our regional partners to explore options for last-mile connectivity between your point of presence and the end point of your custom network link.
  • Collocation Internet2 will work with you to explore locations in which you can place networking and other associated equipment to use to light your custom network link. Please see fees for collocation and power fees where available.
  • Hardware deployment Internet2 will work with you to deploy hardware used to light your custom network link.

How would my custom network be managed?

Internet2 offers a dedicated Network Operation Center (NOC) to support your custom network.