I-Light offers dedicated optical wave connections at speeds of 1Gbps, multiples of 1Gbps, and 10Gbps. The optical wave service gives members the ability to connect their main campus to a remote campus site for:
To use this service, the full connection must be fiber managed by I-Light.
The transparent LAN service is a cost effective solution for campuses that have their own IP infrastructure and need a layer 2 connection to their remote or satellite campuses as well as datacenter connectivity. It offers varying speeds and creates one contiguous network regardless of the technology used on I-Light.
This service utilizes the Internet Protocol (IP) to route packets across the various network boundaries. The IP service provides members with connectivity to Internet2, National LambdaRail, Indiana GigaPoP, the commercial Internet, and other I-Light member institutions.
I-Light partners with commercial Internet providers so that members can purchase cost-effective commercial Internet through the Indiana GigaPoP’s partnership with The Quilt, a coalition of the major advanced regional R&E network organizations.
Providers terminate at diverse locations on I-Light through connectivity to the Indiana GigaPoP. Connections are redundant so that traffic routes in the event one provider has a network outage.
The mission of The Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) is to aid and promote cyber security operational protection and response within the higher education and research (R&E) communities. This is conducted within the context of a private community of trusted representatives at member institutions, and in service to the R&E community at-large. REN-ISAC serves as the R&E trusted partner for served networks, the formal US ISAC community, and in other commercial, governmental, and private security information sharing relationships.
I-Light is a member of the REN-ISAC. Membership is open to colleges and universities, teaching hospitals, research and education network providers, and government-funded research organizations. REN-ISAC increases the cyber security for all I-Light members. (www.ren-isac.net)
I-Light offers a colocation service for members to place hardware in a redundant facility. The benefits of colocation away the member’s home institutions are:
All I-Light members are eligible to use the colocation service.
I-Light enables members to take advantage of disaster recovery and reduce the cost of disaster recovery site and hardware requirements.
I-Light members can take advantage of training events at the annual I-Light and Indiana GigaPoP meetings at no extra cost. Training covers internet protocols in detail such as IPv4, IPv6, and network installations.
GlobalNOC engineers deploy networks from planning stages to test and turn-up, following industry standards and best practices for colocation facilities.
Our expert network architects also advise and assist networks with their strategic architecture and service planning needs, including:
I-Light public ticket viewer: Members can access current outage tickets and upcoming network maintenance tickets: https://tick.globalnoc.iu.edu/fp_tools/public_ticket_viewer/
I-Light operations calendar: Members can see current or upcoming network maintenance: https://tick.globalnoc.iu.edu/fp_tools/cals/public/ilight/www/month.php
I-Light live network status pages: Members can see detailed information on the backbone traffic and connection utilization: http://noc.ilight.net/ilight/network-status.html