ESnet, Internet2 Renew Critical Exchange Point Contract with NYSERNet


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The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Internet2 — two of the nation’s leading research and education networks — today announced the renewal of an agreement to remain anchor tenants at one of the world’s most critical Internet exchange points operated by the New York State Education and Research Network (NYSERNet).

Located at 32 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, NYSERNet’s “32AofA” global network exchange is a well-known international hub where the world’s leading research and education networks connect to content, data and telecom providers to seamlessly exchange traffic among their networks.

“One network alone cannot connect every scientist in the lab, every student in a classroom or every researcher in the field. By creating a rich interconnected fabric of networks, we are able to bring together the best ideas, minds and scientific resources no matter where in the world they may be,” said Inder Monga, director of ESnet and the Scientific Networking Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “This is how discovery in the era of big data will take place. We appreciate our continuing partnership with NYSERNet and Internet2 to provide this truly critical network connection.”

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