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Internet2 Network Capacity Augments

Nov 15, 2017, by Chris Wilkinson
Tags: Advanced Networking, Network Infrastructure

Earlier this fall, we reported the completion of the migration of the Internet2 Network backbone from OpenFlow to MPLS that began in mid-2016. The next step in the ongoing maintenance of the Internet2 Network is to perform capacity augments to segments of the network. With the move to MPLS, the Internet2 team is refining their overall traffic management plan, using the ability of MPLS to convert the segments on the backbone from discrete, multiple 100G channels to using LAGs when 100G segments are added.

In November 100G capacity will be added to the following segments:

  • Ashburn to Washington, DC
  • New York to Washington, DC
  • Chicago to Kansas City
  • Cleveland to Chicago
  • Los Angeles to Salt Lake City

In December, 100G capacity will be added to the following segments:

  • Ashburn to Cleveland
  • Kansas City to Salt Lake City
  • Dallas to Kansas City
  • Dallas to Houston

During the first quarter of 2018, we will continue to augment the backbone and we will provide more information in the new year.