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1 FRGP review State of Colorado 14-Aug-2012 Jeff Custard

2 Acronym soup  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR;  National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)  Front Range GigaPoP (FRGP)  UCAR Point of Presence (UPoP)  Bi-State Optical Network (BiSON)  Questions and discussions throughout please – and as for acronym soup ingredients, please ask if I miss one or check a decoder page at

3 Front Range GigaPoP ( FRGP)  12 Members   Over 12 years of operation by UCAR Network Engineering and Telecommunications Section (NETS)

4 FRGP members  Colorado School of Mines  Colorado State University System  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA- Boulder)  State of Colorado  United States Antarctic Program  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research  University NAVSTAR Consortium (UNAVCO)  University of Colorado Boulder  University of Colorado Colorado Springs  University of Colorado Denver  University of Denver  University of Northern Colorado  University of Wyoming

5 Secondaries  Aggregation of smaller entities behind FRGP primary members  UCAR Point of Presence (UPoP example)

6 Regionals  Who we are  What we do  Why we’re different  Reference the FRGP one-pager

7 Value proposition  On-net access to regional research and education, government, and non-profit resources  Peering  Redundant Commodity feeds  Full circuit connection (only commodity rate limited currently)  Shared costs - collaboration that helps everyone get more collectively

8 FRGP and WRN  Western Regional Network (WRN): a multi-state partnership to ensure robust, advanced, high- speed networking availability for research, education, and related uses through the sharing of network services  Expansion and sharing of network services in support of advanced research and operations  Support of academic, economic development, and inter-regional services

9 WRN members  Pacific Northwest GigaPop (PNWGP)  Front Range GigaPoP (FRGP)  The University of New Mexico (on behalf of the State of New Mexico)  Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)  University of Hawaii 

10 WRN states  Increased potential for shared applications among communities across the west— networking services to the following states:  Alaska  California  Colorado  Hawaii  Idaho  Montana  Nevada  New Mexico  Washington  Oregon  Wyoming

11 WRN for FRGP  Intra-region peering  NLR and Internet2 services shared and backed- up  Back each other up  Efficient and cost-effective TR/CPS

12 The Quilt, Inc.   Working groups and coordination on several strategic planning efforts including  BTOP  Telepresence  Above the net services  Advocacy  Cloud services  Digital/learning repositories  Federated identity  StateNets group now integrated

13 Internet2  Seven focus areas  Advanced network and network services leadership  Services at scale  Services 'above the network’  U.S. UCAN  National/regional collaboration  Global reach and leadership  Research community development and engagement  Industry partnership development and engagement

14 SEGP updates  Intended to allow expanded access to the Internet2 network for regional education networks  through sponsorship by Internet2 university members  State and regional networks connect K-20 educational institutions  The program began in early 2001 and as of March 2012 there are 41 SEGPs  Colorado SEGP provides Internet2 services to all qualified FRGP and UPoP members and costs shared

15 Internet2   

16 National LambdaRail (NLR)   New owner, CEO, and directionCEO  /11/10/billionaire-patrick-soon-shiong-wants-to- remake-the-u-s-health-care-system/ /11/10/billionaire-patrick-soon-shiong-wants-to- remake-the-u-s-health-care-system/  gigabits-per-second/ gigabits-per-second/  Class B Research and Education Collaboration (CBREC) – ongoing meetings  CENIC providing NOC services

17 State stats review  Go over rate limits again  Stats page and explanation page  Commodity increase options/costs  10G Google peering pending at 1850 Pearl first  910 15 th peering for backup potentially


19 Discussion  Any follow up questions or feedback on items covered?  Other items? Thank you! Jeff Custard

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