Presentation on theme: "E-AGE 1 st International Conference Arab States Research and Education Network Internet2: A Next Generation Innovation and Service Platform for Research,"— Presentation transcript:
E-AGE 1 st International Conference Arab States Research and Education Network Internet2: A Next Generation Innovation and Service Platform for Research, Education and Economic Development in the United States H. David Lambert President and CEO Internet2 December 12, 2011
Three themes Re-establishing Research and Education Networks as Drivers of Innovation. Globalization of Science, Research and Education and What That Implies for National R&E Networks. Adding Value to our Networks Through the Deployment of Net+ Services
Creating opportunity for new innovation begins with understanding what has enabled innovation in the past. The research and education community has played the seminal role in the creation of the modern Internet and the applications that have made it the transformative technology of the 20 th and 21 st century The story is on-going - not simply historical. What we do today sets the groundwork for next stages of Internet development
R&E and The Commercial Internet First early commercial Internet companies were spun out of R&E networks in the united States WWW and web browsers and early commercial sites created avalanche of demand for commercial Internet presence The first web browsers were created by CERN and NCSA at the University of Illinois Reality: Internet became the de facto standard because thats where the action was – created by the Research & Education community Now the Internet services market is $40B annually and Internet software and services Market is $100B annually R&E Networks have incubated the primary technologies and technology enterprises that drive the global internet.
The R&E Community is critical to advancement of networking and advanced applications in the US and the World We moved and continue to move the world from proprietary to open networking We led and continue to lead thinking from bandwidth scarcity to bandwidth availability – new applications do not happen without capacity for innovation The leading and game changing applications continue to start on campuses and research labs Leading new companies and entire industries have their roots on our campuses; our investments seeded the creation of the internet economy.
Going forward: We cant predict the future, but we can set conditions for innovation Demand follows application availability (which needs large scale operating environments to enable adoption) Commercial approaches tend to limit bandwidth use, innovation platforms need to encourage utilization Real applications tend to evolve from ubiquitous deployment in real communities, which universities have traditionally enabled. small demo pilots dont provide adequate scale and real-world conditions for applications to take off We need to create a platform for future innovation that outstrips current capabilities and enables new thinking.
To re-establish Internet leadership, we need to once again create a new playing field that is way out in front. Strategy 1: Invest in dramatically increasing capacity Raw capacity on optical networks is a key enabler Must deliver high speed flows at fraction of current cost Once again create massive capacity for innovation that breaks from commoditized business models Strategy 2: Open the network software stack itself to innovation Adopt Software Defined Networking and push aggressively with broad deployments Create open national operating environments that welcome disruptive technology at scale