Service Options

I-Light offers many optional services to its members on an a la carte basis. Additional services are also available through the network from our partners.

  • Dedicated port-to-port service

    This service gives members the ability to connect their main campus to a remote campus.

  • Commercial internet service

    I-Light partners with commercial internet providers so members can purchase cost-effective services.

  • NSF grant assistance

    I-Light helps members apply for funding through the NSF campus cyber-infrastructure initiative.

  • Commodity Internet Transit Service

    Provides I-Light members with internet protocol (IP) v4 and v6 from commercial internet providers through the Indiana GigaPOP to be routed across various national and international network boundaries.

  • Research and Education IP Service

    Similar to the commodity internet transit service, the Indiana GigaPOP provides I-Light members with internet protocol (IP) v4 and v6 connectivity to other national and international research and educational networks and institutions.

  • Layer1 Wave Service

    I-Light’s DWDM System is optimized for 100G channels. Optical circuits can only be provisioned at 100G and include protection around the ring where possible. Protection is accomplished using an optical protect switch (OPS) at each endpoint, switching the direction at approximately 50ms when a path failure occurs.

  • Layer2 Ethernet Service

    I-Light’s Converged Ethernet systems provides 1G and 10G ports with options to provision Ethernet Private Line (EPL) in a port to port scenario or Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) in a virtual port to virtual port scenario. EVPL differs from EPL in port usage, EPL services consume the whole port. Only a single EPL service can be provisioned to any given port. EVPL adds virtualized ports, which allow multiple services to be provisioned to a single port. EPL and EVPL services can be provisioned with or without G.8032 ring protection.

  • DDoS Mitigation

    Distributed Denial of Service Mitigation is included with the Commodity Internet Transit Service, providing a mechanism for members to be protected from malicious attacks designed to knock computer systems or users offline. I-Light Engineers can implement mitigation when an attack reaches a threshold affect members or network infrastructure.

  • Co-Location / Disaster Recovery Services

    Members may opt to co-locate equipment at I-Light pops, for Disaster Recovery or other purposes. I-Light can provide connectivity between the co-located infrastructure and the members home institution. I-Light can also provide member to member connectivity for Disaster Recovery partnerships between members.