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Internet2 Packet and Service Orchestration Platform RFI Released

Mar 21, 2019, by Scott Taylor
Tags: Internet2 Network, Layer 2 Services, Layer 3 Services, Next Generation Infrastructure, Research & Education Networks

Internet2 continues to make progress on the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) project. On March 15, 2019, Internet2 released a request for information (RFI) for a Packet and Service Orchestration Platform that was developed in consultation with a new community Packet advisory team.
In the RFI, Internet2 sought technology direction and vision from potential partners about the approach they would use to build a world-class research network. RFI responses are intended to inform the design process for NGI Packet and Orchestration ahead of final design. RFI responses are due in mid-April 2019. 
A community workshop is also being planned for mid-summer 2019 to discuss ecosystem-wide strategies for the layer 2/3 design. We expect to release an request for proposals (RFP) late in the summer for packet equipment.
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