Networked for Research

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>> High winds and rain tomorrow.
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One of the reasons we know that is because of the fine work done
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by the researchers at the National Oceanic
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and Atmospheric Administration and their use
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of the N-Wave network.
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>> N-Wave is NOAA's enterprise network.
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It supports both operation and research data flows.
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It is a national infrastructure that spans from Hawaii
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up to Alaska, across the United States
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to our headquarters in DC.
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On top of the network, we provide multiple services,
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so not only just transport but campus-based services
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like wireless, VPN, and firewall services.
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The decision to utilize the GlobalNOC
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for NOAA's network operations began
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when we first built the infrastructure.
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We've built the N-Wave infrastructure upon Internet2
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and other regional optical networks
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and it was just the right decision
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to utilize the GlobalNOC, which also sports Internet2,
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also supports multiple regional optical networks,
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and it just tied that community together
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that our infrastructure is based upon.
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>> Indiana University and the GlobalNOC, we're delighted
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to establish this long-term relationship with NOAA.
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It's tech jobs in Indiana and important work
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for researchers and for the nation.
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One important way IU supports research on campus and around the world is through its leadership in research and education networking. For more than 20 years IU has been home to the Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) that supports some of the most advanced research and education networks anywhere.

GlobalNOC’s most recent accomplishment is a new 10-year, $47 million contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support its science and operations network, N-Wave. This high-speed network connects thousands of scientists and engineers to the data and resources they need to advance environmental science.

In addition to NOAA, GlobalNOC has developed a strong partnership with Internet2 over the past two decades assisting with the development of its networking community. With support from GlobalNOC, Internet2 enables its community of leaders in research, academia, industry, and government to collaborate quickly and efficiently across the country.

IU Networks is a leader in the I-Light consortium, collaborating with Indiana colleges and universities, state government, and private sector broadband providers. The I-Light team provides members with responsive, expert support and can offer on-demand connections between research groups when needed.

Over its 20-year history, IU’s International Networks program has received nearly $50 million in grant funding to manage and operate high-speed networks in Asia (TransPAC) and Europe (NEAAR). In addition, IU assists researchers around the world in sharing data to solve global problems with support from EPOC: Engagement and Performance Operations Center and their network partners.

UITS Networks by the numbers

20petabytes of data per month that can travel across NOAA’s N-Wave network run by IU

120high-tech networking jobs created by GlobalNOC

92%of the world’s countries that have network connectivity are touched by IU’s international networks