Data: April 2016 Was a Record Setting Month For Traffic on Internet2
Today, Internet2, operator of the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast R&E infrastructure, announced that it carried 100 petabytes of data across its backbone in April, up almost 50 percent since last year. The record high traffic is due to an uptick in traffic from rapidly expanding collaborations among researchers and educators around the globe who use Internet2 to accelerate their work. Growth in genomics, physics and other big-data applications, as well as the increase use of video on campuses and the continued adoption of 100G and cloud services across campuses have all contributed. Since February, 2008, traffic carried on the Internet2 backbone has increased 2,500%.
Built by and for the research and education community, the Internet2 Network offers 17.6 Terabits of optical capacity and 100 gigabit Ethernet technology across its entire footprint.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.