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Global Services

overview

To support members’ needs to collaborate globally, Internet2 offers high-performance network exchange points for international networking and scientific research collaboration. This capability provides a strategic service for leaders in higher education and research by utilizing an open network exchange facility for a rich community of international and domestic research and education networks. By providing critical connection points within the U.S., Internet2 enables researchers to partner and collaborate with their peers around the world utilizing 100 gigabit Ethernet technology.

Internet2 offers a set of services for International collaboration. The services offered are:

  1. a set of high-performance network exchange points for international networking and scientific research collaboration managed by Internet2 and collaborators
  2. High Speed interconnects to other network exchange points not directly managed by Internet2
  3. Access to multiple 10G circuits across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans connecting to other R&E networks in Europe and Asia
  4. Access to International 100G Pilot projects
  5. Data center facilities in Singapore for campuses with a presence in the far East
  6. Access to the world wide set of Global Open LightPath Exchanges (GOLE)
  7. Through our International Peerings, connectivity to an ever growing set of International Partner organizations
  8. Global video capabilities

Manhattan Landing (MAN LAN)

Manhattan Landing (MAN LAN) is a high-performance exchange point in New York City that supports Layer 2 Ethernet connections to facilitate peering among U.S. and international research and education (R&E) networks. The exchange point, built at 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY is a collaborative effort of:

  • Internet2 – providing program management and operational oversight
  • NYSERNet (The New York State Education and Research Network) – providing Manhattan collocation facilities, and metropolitan fiber resources
  • The Global Research NOC at Indiana University – providing engineering support and daily technical operation of the MAN LAN exchange point

Washington International Exchange (WIX)

Washington International Exchange (WIX) is a high-performance exchange point in McLean, VA that supports Layer 2 Ethernet connections to facilitate peering among U.S. and international R&E networks. The exchange point is a collaborative effort of:

  • Internet2 – providing program management and operational oversight
  • Mid-Atlantic Crossroads Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) – providing engineering and logistical support

Today, WIX provides an open network exchange facility for a rich community of international and domestic research and education networks. By providing this critical connection point to the U.S. and abroad, WIX enables researchers to partner and collaborate with their peers around the world. WIX is also an active participant in the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF). The GLIF community shares a common vision of building a new grid computing paradigm in which the central architectural element is optical networks, not computers, to support the most demanding e-science applications. The GLIF’s links are being made available for scheduled use by scientists involved with advanced data-intensive application, middleware, protocol and optical networking development.

In the future, as more global research networks begin to implement dynamic circuit networks like those being deployed on the Internet2 Network in the U.S., the WIX team has deployed control plane technology into the exchange point to allow for the seamless set up of international dynamic circuits.

Singapore Global Facility (SGF)

Singapore Global Facility (SGF) is a global collocation facility located in Singapore supporting Internet2 members in Asia. The SGF was developed in tight collaboration with Internet2 member universities with global programs and regional networking providers. SGF provides neutral, secure, and open collocation and network facilities for member universities and global partners.

The new Singapore space facilitates the following services at the site for use by Internet2 global campuses:

  • Coordinated NOC services including trouble/service ticket management, remote hands coordination and 7x24 service desk support for equipment hosted in the Singapore Facility. Remote hands will be available to each participant for support of their equipment.
  • Global NOC will manage the remote access servers for management of shared networking equipment.
  • Commodity Internet Access to the facility from a global ISP directly connected to the colocation site for commodity access and out of band management.
  • Diverse Network connectivity (initially over shared R&E links) with at least 1G of capacity in to China, US West Coast, US East Coast
  • Telepresence and HD Video bridging under the Internet2 Commons program will be offered regionally from Singapore
  • Centralized expense management and auditing and fee management in US dollars for participating campuses.
  • Network Performance monitoring of the directly managed links accessible via web site to participating campuses and a global campus web interface to the global statistics.

Global Connectivity

Through mutual agreements with similar organizations around the world, Internet2 is establishing ties that will help ensure the continued global interoperability of advanced networking, and enable collaboration between U.S. researchers, faculty, students and their overseas counterparts. A list of domestic exchange points can be found here.

features

Today, both MAN LAN and WIX provide an open network exchange facility for a rich community of international and domestic research and education networks. By providing this critical connection point to the U.S. and abroad, MAN LAN and WIX enable researchers to partner and collaborate with their peers around the world. Internet2 is also an active participant in the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF), representing MAN LAN and WIX. The GLIF community shares a common vision of building a new grid computing paradigm in which the central architectural element is optical networks, not computers, to support this decade’s most demanding science applications. The GLIF’s links are being made available for scheduled use by researchers involved with advanced data-intensive applications, middleware, protocol and optical networking development. Additionally, as more global research networks begin to implement dynamic circuit networks like those being deployed on the Internet2 Network in the U.S., the MAN LAN and WIX teams have deployed control plane technology into the exchange point to allow for the seamless set up of international dynamic circuits.

MAN LAN and WIX provide Layer 2 frame-based Ethernet connections. IP peerings across the Ethernet facility are supported. The switch supports frame-based services at bandwidths of 1, 10 and 100 Gbps. This device provides the Layer 2 environment that allows for peering among the connectors. A variety of port options are supported for these two interface types.

Manhattan Landing (MAN LAN)

The procedure to obtain a connection at MAN LAN is as follows:

  1. Email networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to indicate an intention to connect to MAN LAN.
  2. Review the fees associated with the connection. There are potential fees from Internet2 and NYSERNet, depending on the type of connection. The fees are minimal and simply help recover the costs associated with the facility.
  3. Contact networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to obtain a copy of the MAN LAN Connection Agreement. This agreement is required for connection to the Ethernet Switch at MAN LAN. The agreement is not required for connection to the optical equipment.
  4. Sign and submit the connection agreement.
  5. Request an engineering review by contacting networkdevelopment@internet2.edu. This review will be between the connector's and MAN LAN's engineers to discuss and coordinate the technical implementation of the connection to MAN LAN.
  6. Arrange for circuits to be brought into the facility, if necessary. Both Internet2 and NYSERNet can help by providing contact information.
  7. The MAN LAN NOC will contact the connector to turn up the connection when all circuits, required agreements and equipment are in place.

A diagram of MAN LAN connectivity is available here.

Washington International Exchange (WIX)

The procedure to obtain a connection at WIX is as follows:

  1. Email networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to indicate an intention to connect to WIX.
  2. Review the fees associated with the connection. There are potential fees from Internet2 and the collocation facility, depending on the type of connection. The fees are minimal and simply help recover the costs associated with the facility.
  3. Determine the collocation facilities needed at McLean.
  4. Contact  networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to obtain a copy of the WIX Connection Agreement. This agreement is required for connection to the Ethernet Switch at WIX.
  5. Sign and submit the connection agreement.
  6. Request an engineering review by contacting networkdevelopment@internet2.edu. This review will be between the connector's and WIX's engineers to discuss and coordinate the technical implementation of the connection to WIX. Arrange for circuits to be brought into the facility, if necessary. Both Internet2 and MAX can help by providing contact information.
  7. The WIX NOC will contact the connector to turn up the connection when all circuits, required agreements and equipment are in place.

Singapore Global Facility (SGF)

The procedure to connect to the Singapore Global Facility is as follows

  1. Review the Singapore Global Facility overview to understand the available facilities. Email networkdevelopment@internet2.edu.
  2. Review the fees associated with the connection. There are potential fees from Internet2 and the SGF, depending on the type of connection. The fees are there to recover the costs associated with the facility.
  3. Determine the colocation facilities needed at the SGF.
  4. Send email to networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to indicate an intention to obtain a rack or racks at the SGF and obtain a copy of the appropriate Agreements.
  5. Sign and submit the agreements.
  6. Send email to networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to request an engineering review. This review will be to discuss and coordinate the technical implementation of the SGF.
  7. Arrange for circuits to be brought into the facility, if necessary. Both Internet2 can help by providing contact information.
  8. The Singapore NOC will contact you when all of the required agreements and equipment are in place.
fees

MAN LAN Fees

Connections are governed by the MAN LAN Connection Agreement. Alternatively networks wishing to connect to MAN LAN should contact networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to obtain a copy of the agreement.

Ethernet frame-based services are provided by a Brocade MLXe-16 Ethernet switch that supports bandwidths at 1, 10, and 100 GigE. Both LAN PHY and WAN PHY are supported.

The Internet2 AL3S Network, also a project of Internet2, is a connector to MAN LAN through a 10 GE LAN PHY link from its core router located elsewhere at 32 Avenue of the Americas. The  Internet2 AL2S Network, another project of Internet2, is a connector to MAN LAN through a 100 GE link. MAN LAN, in New York City, is the preferred means for peer networks to connect to Internet2 and for direct peering between international & US based R&E networks. 

Ethernet Connection Fees

Internet2 has established the following cost sharing fees for connection to the MAN LAN Ethernet switch. They are reviewed on an annual basis and are payable on a 12-month advance basis.

Annual recurring fee: 1GE, $6,000
Annual recurring fee: 10GE, $21,000
Annual recurring fee: 100GE, contact networkdevelopment@internet2.edu for more information

NYSERnet Collocation Options

NYSERNet provides the collocation facility which houses MAN LAN in New York City. In support of MAN LAN and MAN LAN connectors, NYSERNet offers collocation space available in a carrier-grade, caged facility, along with remote hands services, out-of-band management options, and cross-connections to the adjacent fiber meet-me-room. Detailed information about the NYSERNet Collocation Facility is available on the NYSERNet website.

There are fees (per pair) for cross-connects to the fiber meet-me-room. Please contact  networkdevelopment@internet2.edu for more information.

For MAN LAN connectors with equipment outside of the NYSERNet cage, the fees for meet-me-room cross-connects are paid to MAN LAN and passed-through to NYSERNet.

NYSERNet, along with other commercial vendors, is able to provide dark fiber to several other locations in New York City, including the carrier hotels at 60 Hudson St. and 111 8th Ave.

Complete information about the NYSERNet Collocation Facility, including pricing and Terms & Conditions, is available by contacting:

Sharon Akkoul
Program Manager: Manhattan Fiber Services
NYSERNet
sakkoul@nysernet.org
+1 315 413-0345 x5201

WIX Fees

Connections are governed by the WIX Connection Agreement. Networks wishing to connect to WIX should contact networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to obtain a copy of the agreement.

The Internet2 AL3S Network is a connector to WIX through a 100GE LAN PHY link. WIX is the preferred means for peer networks to connect to Internet2 in Washington and for direct peering between international and US based R&E networks.

Ethernet Connection Fees

Internet2 has established the following cost-sharing fees for connection to the WIX Ethernet switch. They are reviewed on an annual basis and are payable on a 12-month advanced basis.

Annual recurring fee: 10GE, $25,000

Collocation Options

Contact networkdevelopment@internet2.edu for more information about collocation.

Singapore Fees

Collocation Options

Per rack fee: $90,000/year
1/2 rack: $50,000/year
1/3 rack: $35,000/year

Please contact networkdevelopment@internet2.edu for fee information.

faq

MAN LAN

How does the Internet2 Network connect to MAN LAN facilities?

The Internet2 Network connects to the MAN LAN Ethernet switch utilizing 100G Ethernet technology . MAN LAN is the preferred means for peer networks to connect to the Internet2 Network in New York City and for direct peering between international & US R&E networks.

How are MAN LAN connections managed?

The MAN LAN exchange point is an open exchange facility in that two connectors wishing to interconnect through the switch may always do so. Currently the connectors must send email to MAN LAN operations to configure such interconnections, but an automated procedure will be implemented when possible.

WIX

How are WIX connections managed?

The WIX exchange point is an open exchange facility in that two connectors wishing to interconnect through the switch may always do so. Currently the connectors must send email to networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to configure such interconnections, but an automated procedure will be implemented when possible.

How does the Internet2 Network connect to WIX Facilities?

The Internet2 Network connects both its IP network and the Advanced Layer 2 Infrastructure to the Ethernet facilities at WIX. WIX is the preferred means for peer networks to connect to the Internet2 Network in Washington and for direct peering between international and US R&E networks.

How to connect to WIX?

  1. Review the WIX overview to understand the available facilities. Email networkdevelopment@internet2.edu.
  2. Review the fees associated with the connection. There are potential fees from Internet2 and the collocation facility, depending on the type of connection. The fees are minimal and simply help recover the costs associated with the facility.
  3. Determine the collocation facilities needed at McLean.
  4. Send email to networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to indicate an intention to connect to WIX and obtain a copy of the WIX Connection Agreement. This agreement is required for connection to the Ethernet Switch at WIX.
  5. Sign and submit the connection agreement.
  6. Send email to networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to request an engineering review. This review will be between the connector's and WIX's engineers to discuss and coordinate the technical implementation of the connection to WIX.
  7. Arrange for circuits to be brought into the facility, if necessary. Both Internet2 and MAX can help by providing contact information.
  8. The Internet2 NOC will contact the connector to turn up the connection when all circuits, required agreements and equipment are in place.

Singapore

How are Singapore connections managed?

Please send email to networkdevelopment@internet2.edu to indicate an intention to connect to the Singapore Collocation Facility.