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Metropolitan Network. Eastman School of Music. UR Medical Center & Affiliates. Memorial Art Gallery. David E. Lewis, Director Information Technology Services Optical Networking Initiative May 4 th , 2005. Outpatient Health Care. UR Cardiovascular Research. GigaPOP. The What?.

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Metropolitan network

Metropolitan Network

Eastman School of Music

UR Medical Center & Affiliates

Memorial Art Gallery

David E. Lewis, Director

Information Technology

Services

Optical Networking Initiative

May 4th, 2005

Outpatient Health Care

UR Cardiovascular Research

GigaPOP


The what
The What?

  • Our current working definition – subject to modification .

    • Dual Optical Metropolitan Network Rings utilizing 63 miles of IRU/lease/University fiber.

    • 10 Cisco 15454 Dense Wave Division Multiplexing nodes.

    • Co-location in the Rochester downtown GigaPOP.

    • Connects University Resources to Campus and the Internet in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology.



The why
The Why?

  • Enhance research network capabilities.

  • Eliminate costly Telco local loop.

  • Eliminate increasing Telco costs to enhance off-site connectivity.

  • Provision bandwidth without vendor interaction, expense and time -- flexibility.

  • Significant bandwidth potential -- you can do a lot with two fibers and we have a spare pair as well.


The key success factors
The Key Success Factors

  • Strong advocates across campus.

  • Joint collaboration locally with RIT.

  • Aligned with NYSERNet statewide.

  • Positioned for future large bandwidth collaborations.

  • Makes sense from a business perspective and ROI (cost avoidance and efficiencies).

  • Strong technical staff -- not plug and play.


That s all folks david lewis@rochester edu
That’s all folks [email protected]

“Committed to supporting teaching, learning, research, and health care service

at the University of Rochester.”


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