Monday, November 17, 2014

Research Community Activates North Atlantic 100 Gbps Ring

Internet2, NORDUnet, CANARIE and SURFnet announced the completion of a collaborative advanced network, called ANA-200G, that spans the North Atlantic.

ANA-200G is a redundant 100 Gbps ring between four open exchange points: MAN LAN in New York City, WIX in Washington, D.C., NetherLight in Amsterdam, and G√ČANT Open in London.  The network enables clear channel 100 Gbps data transfers for R&E between researchers in the United States and Northern Europe.

Demonstrations of ANA-200G will take place this week at SuperComputing (SC14) in New Orleans.

"Research and education are worldwide endeavors, with teams collaborating on single ‘big science’ projects across the globe. Likewise, leading R&E networks from around the world also partner on a global scale to jointly advance the state of the art for the benefit of the networks’ users. With this major milestone in ANA-200G, we deliver on an important pathfinder for a novel Global Network Architecture for R&E that is just as robust as each of our domestic capabilities," stated Dave Lambert, President and CEO of Internet2.


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