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NAOP Update Sept-Nov 2015

Nov 30, 2015, by Linda Roos
Tags: Network Architecture, Operations and Policy

November 2015
The Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group (NAOPpag) met on November 14, 2015. The NAOPpag continued a series of discussions around the theme of “How to launch the next 20 years of the Internet2 network” with topics that include Network Services’ current network uses and services, emerging areas like security, content distribution, compute/storage and investment strategy for the the next Internet2 network. In November, the discussion focused on the services that Network Services currently provides. The discussion will be continued during the December NAOPpag call. The group also made suggestions to a draft Internet2 Security Working Group charter. Finally, the NAOPpag heard the report from the Visible Network Data subcommittee and reviewed a plan to revamp network data available on the web in light of new security risks.

October 2015
The Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group (NAOPpag) met on October 14, 2015. The NAOPpag continued their series of discussions around the theme of “How to launch the next 20 years of the Internet2 network” with discussion topics that may include Network Services’ current network uses and services, emerging areas like security, content distribution, and compute/storage interest and the right investment strategy for Internet2 for the next network. Paul Howell, Chief Cyberinfrastructure Security Officer, described some of the security risks that the community is facing and also led a discussion regarding the direction for the Internet2 security program. Then, John Moore, Internet2 AVP Network Architecture and Planning, described plans for engaging the community to help plan for the network refresh that will take place between 2018 and 2021. He then led a discussion on strategies to target key constituents for this important conversation. In the coming months, John will report progress on the network upgrade to the NAOP and request input to help guide the process. In November, there will be a discussion on the changing environment around networking, compute and storage with a focus on the services that Network Services needs to provide to meet the changing environment.

September 2015
The Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group (NAOPpag) met on September 9, 2015. In anticipation of the Internet2 20th Anniversary occurring in 2016, the NAOPpag began a series of discussions around the theme of “How to launch the next 20 years of the Internet2 network” that will continue throughout the fall of 2015/spring of 2016 and culminate with a summary of the discussions to be shared during the open NAOPpag meeting at the 2016 Internet2 Global Summit. NAOPpag discussion topics may include Network Services’ current network uses and services, emerging areas such as security, content distribution, and compute/storage interest as well as the right investment strategy for Internet2 for the next network. Dave Gift, Internet2 AVP of Community Engagement kicked off the discussion series with an overview of the Task Force on Core Purposes, Membership Structure and Program Funding. The Task Force is focused on creating a model for funding Internet
2’s programs and determining the Internet2 membership structure.

Additionally, George Loftus described a pilot Select Research Service for Government and Industry that provides a 10G port with access to R&E IP, Layer 2, public cloud providers and use of a science DMZ. The pilot will be available to government and industry beginning this fall. Eric Boyd described a community conversation that will commence at the Technology Exchange around a proactive strategy for Internet2 backbone upgrades with a focus on understanding what drives the need to upgrade any particular link and when it should occur.