Leaders at Internet2, operators of the nation’s fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, praised IU’s contributions at a recent ceremony that launched the United States’ first 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) open, transcontinental, software-defined network. IU’s Chris Robb and Steve Wallace were both singled out for their efforts.
Internet2 President David Lambert, Internet2 Board of Trustees’ Member Jack Suess and Internet2 Vice President of Network Services Rob Vietzke participated in the ceremony. Their remarks included praise for IU President Michael A. McRobbie, who also serves as chair of Internet2′s Board of Trustees, and IU Vice President for Information Technology and CIO Brad Wheeler.
“We are honored that Internet2 chose to commend IU,” said IU Associate Vice President of Networks David E. Jent, who was also recognized at the event. “The entire IU team has done a fantastic job helping to advance research and innovation across the United States with the lighting of this new network, and we look forward to many more collaborations with Internet2.”