BLOOMINGTON, Ind.— Collaboration in support of international science and research is at the heart of a new three-year agreement signed in December by International Networks at Indiana University (IN@IU) and a consortium of global partners.
I think the new ANA agreement highlights the resiliency of the partnerships and is a clear demonstration of our cooperative spirit.
At the Internet2 Technology Exchange in Denver, the Advanced North Atlantic (ANA) collaboration, a joint effort between research and education (R&E) networking organizations in North America (CANARIE, Energy Sciences Network, IN@IU, and Internet2), Europe (GÉANT, NORDUnet, and SURF), and Asia (SINET) renewed their commitment to maintaining, operating, and sharing a high-speed trans-Atlantic network dedicated to science and research.
“I think the new ANA agreement highlights the resiliency of the partnerships and is a clear demonstration of our cooperative spirit,” said Jim Williams, director of International Networks at IU.
The ANA collaboration has supported trans-Atlantic research and education efforts consistently since 2013, and this new collaboration statement guarantees that a coordinated system of high-speed links will continue to be available for researchers on both sides of the Atlantic.
The agreement identifies areas of technical collaboration, such as supporting highly available connectivity and providing mutual back-ups and supporting network experimentation. In addition, it identifies areas of engineering coordination, including the creation of an Engineering and Operations Working Group that will be responsible for managing the operation of the system.
About International Networks at Indiana University
International Networks at Indiana University (IN@IU) delivers network connectivity that fosters the scientific collaboration that drives research and education in every corner of the world.
From niche projects to large-scale research efforts, IN@IU uses high performance networking as a tool to advance scientific diplomacy.