The Quilt Support of the Regional Research & Educational Networks in the US Hud Croasdale Executive Director – The Quilt 4 th CEF Networks Workshop Praha, CZ 20 September 2007. What is The Quilt?.
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The QuiltSupport of the Regional Research & Educational Networks in the USHud CroasdaleExecutive Director – The Quilt4thCEF Networks Workshop Praha, CZ20 September 2007
At the sole discretion of The Quilt Steering and Executive Committees, participation in The Quilt is open to:
Objective: Aggregate the buying power of the Quilt members and authorized buyers to get the best value and lowest pricing commodity internet services.
Results for Quilt Participants in 2005:
Objective: In striving to serve The Quilt’s member and community needs, The Quilt has offered a series of workshops for members of the research and education community.
Focused on providing detailed information on building, managing and connecting to Metro or Regional Optical Networking infrastructure. The Workshop concentrated on three main areas: strategy and procurement, fiber acquisition; and technical implementation.
Focused on issues associated building and managing metro or regional optical networking infrastructure. A true example topology was used as a case study, including presentations by vendors on how their equipment would be deployed over this topology. Presentations covered fiber types, optical testing, optical network equipment and RON’s and Backbones
Focused on the activities and issues associated optical network testing; test equipment and testing services, optical network management tools, current trends in metro and regional networks and connecting to other optical networks.
Dedicated to discussing key issues and developing technical, operational and economic guidelines for inter-connects. Also includes presenters from European regionals speaking on these topics.
Objective: In support of Quilt members, developing business agreements with vendors who have a comprehensive network delivery infrastructure and are able partner with The Quilt in the delivery and development of our research and education networks throughout the United States.