NYSERNet welcomes Vassar to the R&E network

Faculty at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie are now able to collaborate in new ways with fellow researchers in the United States and globally across NYSERNet’s high-speed Research and Education network. Vassar, a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college that consistently ranks among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, came online Sept. 30, and will take advantage of the 200Mbps connection to support its research, teaching and learning efforts. Vassar is also using its new high-speed connection to Internet2 to pursue high-performance computing options as part of an NSF-sponsored partnership with the University of Buffalo.

NYSERNet offers Juniper, optical gear training in October

Get an in-depth understanding of Juniper’s switching portfolio and network environment, and get a solid understanding of Junos, the Juniper operating system at a class Oct. 1. On Oct. 15, learn about fiber optic theory, concepts of single-mode and multi-mode fiber, and cleaning, installing, testing and troubleshooting techniques. Both sessions are in Syracuse. Learn more about these and other training events on the Workshops page.

Take advantage of training discounts at New Horizons

As a NYSERNet Member, your organization has access to New Horizon’s catalog of professional and technical development course offerings at a 20 percent discount. Partnering with the world’s largest independent IT training provider is just another way that NYSERNet is expanding its portfolio of training offerings. Learn more about the discounts or look at NYSERNet’s current education offerings.

NYSERNet begins upgrading network to 100 Gb

NYSERNet is building out its new 100 gigabit per second network, starting with newly upgraded network equipment in New York City and Syracuse. Over the next few months, NYSERNet will upgrade its network, which stretches from New York City to Buffalo, from 10- to 100-gigabit Ethernet using all-new Juniper routers and switches. Members will be able to begin taking advantage of the new network in the second quarter.

Newly expanded Syracuse data center coming online

NYSERNet has added more than 1,500 square feet of commercial-grade data center space to its main location in Syracuse, expanding on its existing 2,000-square-foot data center. The new space, like the original, was designed by NYSERNet’s members to enhance their disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.