On Sept. 10, IU honored the GlobalNOC’s past and future at a 15th anniversary celebration in the ICTC on the IUPUI campus. Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and chief information officer, led the celebration, and IU President Michael A. McRobbie and Internet2 Vice President Rob Vietzke offered additional remarks.
“GlobalNOC has been a triple success for IU’s service to the state, the nation and the world,” said Wheeler. “The university and the state have the service of some of the nation’s most advanced network engineers via the I-Light network, and the GlobalNOC has helped stem and reverse the state’s so-called ‘brain drain’ by creating jobs and recruiting staff and their families to Indiana. IU’s networks team has earned the respect of networking teams around the country and brought in numerous federal projects and public sector work from other states.”