The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) is one of the first five Research and Education Networks in the nation to initiate a 400 Gigabit per second (Gbps) connection to Internet2's Next Generation Infrastructure by the end of 2021, with work due for completion in 2022. Juniper Networks recently profiled OARnet's efforts to create a scalable solution for this significant upgrade while preserving expertise and capital investments in existing network infrastructure.
In the post, Juniper details OARnet's work to stay ahead of growing client needs for cloud computing, network services, disaster recovery and the new hybrid environment for learning and telehealth.
Since 1987, OARnet has delivered technology-based solutions that reduce costs, increase productivity and improve customer service. As a division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education's Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), OARnet serves Ohio's education, health care, public broadcasting and government communities. Other members of the consortium include the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK).