Researchers at Iowa State University can acquire private dedicated BOREAS-Net/Internet connections to their research partners located throughout the world.
As a member of the Broadband Optical Research, Education, and Science Network (BOREAS-Net) and Internet2, Iowa State University and IT Services can arrange dedicated private BOREAS-Net circuits to virtually any location, including:
- Any U.S. University or college
- Many U.S. Government research facilities
- European, Asian, and other International education institutions
- Other Internet2 member organizations
Dedicated private circuits are typically used for:
- Delay-sensitive network connections to remotely control precision instruments.
- Proprietary data needing an extra layer of privacy [NOT high security- ED].
- Connections without any delay caused by other Internet users.
- High-speed data transfers to other closed networks.
- Specialized network technology that does not use Internet protocols (TCP/IP), such as storage solutions.
Costs are recovered by ITS based on:
- Size of the connection required. Typical sizes are One Gigabit Per second Ethernet (1Gbps), Ten Gigabit per Second (10Gbps), to 100 Gigabit Per Second Ethernet [100Gbps].
- Length-of-time required to use the dedicated private BOREAS-Net/Internet circuits.
- Off-campus locations connected to the dedicated private BOREAS-Net/Internet circuits.