Governance Update - AOAC (December '11))
The Architecture and Operations Advisory Council (AOAC) met on December 14. There was a discussion about transforming the opportunity that the new network provides into a new era of network innovation and leadership for the research and education community, including not only an 80x increase in capacity, but also the opportunity to include software defined network and application integration into the network capabilities in new ways. Staff also described progress on the new network build out with additional segments coming on line in the east and west. Wendy Huntoon, who has joined Internet2 as Senior Director of Research Support, joined the AOAC to describe the recently approved RAC Research Wave Program. On behalf of the AOAC, George Loftus, chair, thanked Cas D'Angelo, outgoing NTAC Chair, for leading the NTAC in working with the AOAC in the past year.