Developing advanced networking technology is at the very heart of Internet2. Members have access to a unique, nationwide high-performance network infrastructure that removes the boundaries of today's Internet and provides an unsurpassed testbed for research. And on the human side of the equation, Internet2 actively supports our community's pioneer developments in areas like middleware, security, network research and performance measurement.
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Internet2 supports network research by providing facilities for network researchers and by participating on research proposals funded by a variety different agencies. It also encourages and facilitates special projects that have fundamental components related to network research.
The goal of the Performance Initiative is to create a predictable, and well-supported environment in which Internet2 campus network users have routinely successful experiences in their development and use of advanced Internet applications by focusing resources and efforts on improving performance problem detection and resolution throughout campus, regional, and national networking infrastructures.
To enable a better understanding of the inner-workings and use of a large-scale infrastructure by network engineers, researchers and users, the Observatory provides a unique and comprehensive real-time operational dataset associated with Internet2's nationwide high-performance network.
Middleware is software that manages the interaction between an applications program and other software or the network. Within this large field, the Internet2 Middleware Initiative has focused on developing an interoperable Identity and Access Management infrastructure for Research and Education.
The Internet2 Security initiative supports members as they explore and implement network security in ways that ensure continued high-performance, innovation and support for advanced network applications.
The Internet2 Dynamic Circuit Network is an optical circuit network that provides dedicated bandwidth for the most demanding applications. The Dynamic Circuit research effort focuses on using community-developed, standards-based technologies and protocols to provide on-demand, dedicated optical paths between end points.
Internet2 supports a variety of projects that further the efforts of its members to develop and deploy advanced networking technologies.