NAOPpag Report: November 2013
The Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group (NAOPpag) met in September and October. The NAOP spent significant time at both recent meetings discussing possible topics for the upcoming Internet2 Board Strategic Retreat. Rob Vietzke explained that the Board is moving to a regularized annual cycle for strategic planning and budgeting. The discussion included investment strategies for the network, better articulation of plans for research support and managing service levels in the expanding network serves.
In other business, the PAG heard an update on the Internet2 FirstNet RFI response, discussed leveraging the Internet2 network for NET+ routes, heard a report on adoption of 100G across the community (10-100G ports implemented so far in 2013 and 14 more are pending) and heard a report of progress on action items following the September 2-3 network impairment issue. Two subcommittees are beginning work this fall—the Future Peering Service Framework Subcommittee and the Performance Target Subcommittee. The Future Peering Service Framework Subcommittee is discussing a framework for a new peering service to be implemented in the next 20 months including financial, architectural and operational plans. The Performance Target Subcommittee will be discussing requirements for serving communities such as healthcare and public safety, and to also discuss performance targets for the Internet2 network and how to support those communities with high expectations for reliability.