During a crisis, your Web site becomes a nexus for information. With OARnet's Emergency Web Hosting Service, you will always have a Web site available, even if your network is adversely affected by fire, weather or construction mishaps, or your campus server goes down from sharp increases in traffic.
OARnet is the main contact for Educational Site License Program (ESRI) in the state of Ohio. ESRI's educational licensing options are designed to meet the needs of students, teachers, schools and districts of any size. The available one-year license contract allows for unlimited uses of ArcGIS and other Esri products covered in the program for teaching and research purposes. It also provides a Virtual Campus User license for Web-based training.
VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology, accelerates digital transformation by enabling freedom and flexibility in how customers build and evolve their IT environments. Virtualization, cloud and mobility solutions are enabling a software-defined data center for Ohio’s government and education sectors.
OARnet helps connect government, K-12 and higher education entities to the state of Ohio’s Next Generation Telephony Service (NGTS). This service includes features such as Voice over IP, audio conferencing and video conferencing.
Cloud-based Denial of Service mitigation is included for all clients subscribing to the OARnet Internet Service. The OARnet DDoS mitigation service is designed to protect your network and servers, helping you to meet the ever-increasing business requirements for uninterrupted service
Eduroam – “edu” for education, “roam” for roaming or traveling – is a secure, worldwide wireless access service that allows students, faculty and staff from participating institutions to connect to the internet safely from anywhere in the world.
InCommon, operated by Internet2, allows researchers, students, faculty and staff to use university credentials to access online resources from other member institutions and third-party providers. The result is a privacy-protecting method for providing individuals with single sign-on access to authorized or licensed online resources.
OARnet vulnerability scan hosting provides our clients with a site outside their network, which offers a VMware environment for OARnet clients to deploy their security software. This approach enables our clients to test their network for vulnerabilities from outside threats and eliminates the need to purchase equipment, an off-site location or subcontract with a third party for testing.
Integrated Network Services
OARnet offers two types of co-location services that provide cost-effective, worry-free space with connections back to your organization via OARnet's high-speed network. One is direct co-location with OARnet through Wright State University for higher education clients. The second type is connectivity provided by OARnet to our partner’s co-location sites. Co-location is a flexible, affordable way to expand computing resources without expensive local facility upgrades.
The OARnet Internet service provides customers access to fully redundant high-speed connections through its statewide network; four 100 Gigabit internet connections diversely deployed at Akron, Dayton, Cleveland and Columbus; and two Tier 1 carriers AT&T and Lumen. OARnet provides clients with protection against a loss of service from equipment or carrier failure and reduces the cost of ordering another connection from a back-up carrier.
OARnet provides a fully managed authoritative and recursive Domain Name Service (DNS) utilizing geo-redundant carrier grade DNS servers. Our engineering team can assist clients with domain name registration, design, implementation, and troubleshooting.
The OARnet backbone provides native support for the familiar 32-bit IPv4 addresses and newer 128-bit IPv6 addressing. Customers with IPv4 connections to OARnet can be upgraded to concurrently provide IPv6 on the same circuits. Internet, Internet2, and Content Delivery services are available via IPv6.
Client connections to the OARnet backbone are provided through a last-mile access service using one or more carrier partners. OARnet has high-speed interconnects with over 15 last-mile partners across Ohio to facilitate a cost-effective solution using a wide range of connectivity options. These include dark fiber, dedicated circuits and shared metro-ethernet connectivity. Clients can use multiple carriers to implement fully redundant and diverse connections to multiple OARnet PoPs.
An MPLS-based Layer3 Virtual Private Network (L3VPN) enables a client to utilize private and public IPv4 and IPv6 routing domains across the OARnet backbone. An L3VPN allows for a virtual dedicated any-to-any communication network between many remote locations.
OARnet’s On-Net provides connectivity, redundancy and reliability across Ohio. On-Net is an integral part of the OARnet connection, promoting collaboration and reducing connectivity (i.e. Internet) costs for all OARnet users.
OARnet offers a full suite of optical transport options, including managed dark fiber Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)-based and Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)-based circuits, as well as wave services. OARnet maintains trained staff to provide advanced characterization and troubleshooting equipment used for designing and maintaining fiber.
OARnet recognizes peering as a valuable asset to our constituents. It also acknowledges peering will help create a more robust broadband infrastructure.
OARnet has a high-speed connection to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base/Defense and the NASA Glenn Research Center. OARnet is also Ohio's Internet2 connector and fosters Big Ten higher education connections through participation with OmniPoP.
OARnet’s engineering team has advanced networking and security expertise that can be leveraged to assist clients with a variety of network-related projects. With more than 100 years of combined practical experience, our highly skilled senior engineering staff provides consulting in network design, implementation, and maintenance of network and cybersecurity infrastructure.
OARnet uses Quality of Service (QoS) to ensure our clients do not suffer phone outages or loss of access to networked databases in the event of cybersecurity attacks or time of high network traffic. It is essential to sort the various demands into a few broad categories that can then be accorded a priority rating. The highest priority traffic will always receive clear passage across the low-bandwidth circuit, while general internet traffic is subject to packet loss should the access circuit become congested.
OARnet believes effective and prompt customer support is critical to maintaining happy and successful vendor-client relationships. The staff works closely with OARnet's network engineers, systems administrators, web developers and video experts to provide prompt, courteous resolutions to client concerns.