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Internet2 Network Capacity Planning

Jan 23, 2018, by Chris Wilkinson
Tags: Advanced Networking, Frontpage News, Internet2 Network, Recent Posts, Research & Education Networks

After the completion of the migration of the Internet2 Network backbone from OpenFlow to MPLS, the next step in the ongoing maintenance of the Internet2 Network was to perform capacity augments to segments of the network. 

The Internet2 team is refining the 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. This allows operations engineers to easily augment a given segment by turning-up additional optical capacity and slotting router cards.

Since November 2017, the following segments have been augmented:

  • Atlanta to Washington
  • Chicago Metro
  • Chicago to Kansas City
  • Cleveland to Chicago
  • New York Metro
  • New York to Washington
  • Washington DC Metro
  • Atlanta to Chicago
  • Dallas to Kansas
  • Kansas to Salt Lake
  • Los Angeles to Salt Lake

Looking ahead to the first quarter of 2018, capacity augments will continue and we will provide updated information as they complete.