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I2-NEWS: Internet2 Abilene Network to Partner with Juniper Networks to Deploy Next Generation Backbone Routing Product
- From: Greg Wood <>
- Subject: I2-NEWS: Internet2 Abilene Network to Partner with Juniper Networks to Deploy Next Generation Backbone Routing Product
- Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 09:10:49 -0400
- Organization: Internet2
INTERNET2 ABILENE NETWORK TO PARTNER WITH JUNIPER NETWORKS TO DEPLOY NEXT GENERATION BACKBONE ROUTING PRODUCT
Focus on support for next generation Internet protocol and enabling advanced applications
Washington, DC - April 23, 2002 - Internet2 today announced that it will deploy Juniper Networks' most advanced core routing product for the next generation of the Abilene backbone network. The nationwide upgrade will quadruple Abilene's capacity to 10 gigabits per second and natively deploy the next generation Internet protocol, IPv6, using Qwest Communications' nationwide network infrastructure. The upgrade will maintain Abilene's position as one of the most advanced and far-reaching education and research networks in the world.
Scientists, teachers and students at more than 200 Internet2 member universities and research centers currently use Abilene to create and test advanced network applications that do not work well or at all using the commercial Internet. Abilene enables applications such as uncompressed high-definition television quality video; remote control of scientific instruments such as mountaintop telescopes and electron microscopes; collaboration using immersive virtual reality; and grid computing.
"Juniper Networks' technology and commitment to Internet2 will ensure that
Abilene continues to provide leading edge networking for the academic and research community," said Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO of Internet2. "Juniper's participation in Abilene exemplifies the close collaboration between industry and academia that is at the heart of Internet2."
"Juniper Networks is pleased to continue its close collaboration with Internet2. The continuous usage of Internet Protocol throughout the core and edge of the Internet requires the unique attributes of our new T640 Internet Routing Node's speed, security and overall availability. We look forward to helping Internet2 expand the possibilities of a broader Internet," commented Pradeep Sindhu, founder and chief technology officer at Juniper Networks.
Abilene will deploy eleven T640 Internet Routing Nodes, the first product from Juniper Networks T-series Internet routing family. The T640 Internet Routing Node brings leading edge routing technology to Abilene, offering seamless multi-terabit scaling as well as IPv6 hardware forwarding. The routing platform upgrade to Abilene is scheduled to be complete by late fall 2002.
Led by over 190 U.S. universities, working with industry and government,
Internet2 is developing and deploying advanced network applications and technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships among academia, industry, and government that helped foster today's Internet in its infancy. For more information about Internet2, see:
Abilene, developed in partnership with Qwest Communications, Cisco
Systems, Juniper Networks, Nortel Networks and Indiana University, is an
Internet2 backbone network providing nationwide high-performance networking capabilities for over 200 universities and research facilities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information on Abilene please see:
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- I2-NEWS: Internet2 Abilene Network to Partner with Juniper Networks to Deploy Next Generation Backbone Routing Product, Greg Wood, 04/23/2002
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