Fall 2003 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Network Engineering: Fibering the Core of the Big Apple - Four Perspectives

Time 10/15/03 01:15PM-02:30PM

Session Abstract

NYSERNet is engaged in a major fiber deployment in Manhattan for the research, educational, and medical communities, connected to a colocation facility that houses MAN LAN and several international networks. The architecture has often been described. We propose instead a discussion of the core issues involved in launching this project, from the perspective of NYSERNet, a major university participant (Columbia), a participating museum (American Museum of Natural History), and the builder (Lexent). The Manhattan project is NYSERNet’s first move into facility-based networking, and the transition required trust and commitment, with hard work and many bumps and bruises along the way. In the midst of project development, the attack of 9/11 and the telecommunications implosion at once made the effort more essential and incomparably harder. We propose a frank discussion of the issues from several perspectives, and how a viable project emerged despite our doubts along the way. This work is ongoing, so we also anticipate discussion of issues like future growth that are more speculation right now.

Speakers

Speaker Victor P. DeJoy Lexent

Speaker Vace Kundakci Columbia University

Speaker Timothy Lance NYSERNet/University at Albany

Speaker Francis C. Lees American Museum of Natural History

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Fibering the Core of the Big Apple: The Manhattan Project (ppt)

Speaker Owen DeLong Hurricane Electric

Speaker Vace Kundakci Columbia University

Speaker Timothy Lance NYSERNet/University at Albany

Speaker Francis C. Lees American Museum of Natural History

Secondary tracks Network Engineering