CONNECTIVITY AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT
The comprehensive scope of EdgeNet product solutions places an emphasis on our full service approach and understanding of our member’s needs.
The Edge optical fiber network, EdgeNet, is a purpose-built, high-performance network designed to meet the unique needs of Edge members. By offering lightening-fast connectivity, a host of unique features, and hands-on service unique to EdgeNet, we’re able to deliver connected members a network connectivity experience above and beyond what traditional ISPs can offer.
- Internet Connectivity
- WAN & LAN Networking
- Access to Internet2
- DNS Services
Plus specialized, custom-built features such as:
Internet Services – The EdgeNet network supports 100% of member demand with no member’s traffic ever impacted by another member’s network activity. EdgeNet is designed with redundant nodes and Internet transit providers distributed throughout the state of New Jersey, delivering a highly survivable, highly available networking experience to connected members.
Connection to Internet2 – EdgeNet’s peering connection to Internet2 enables Edge members to connect directly to the nation’s premier coast-to-coast research and education network. As part of that connection, members have access to:
Advanced Layer 2 Service (AL2S) – AL2S delivers a strategic advantage for our members by providing effective and efficient wide area 100G Ethernet technology. AL2S enables users to create their own VLANs on the Internet2 AL2S backbone. Static or Dynamic, point-to-point or multipoint, intra-domain or inter-domain, AL2S puts control of the backbone VLANs into the users’ hands for the creation of purpose-built private circuits using infrastructure already in place.
Advanced Layer 3 Service (AL3S) – Edge extends Internet2’s IP Network to its member institutions. We participate in a community-based operations system with constant collaborative evaluation and optimization. The Advanced Layer 3 Service offers leading edge network characteristics to meet the constantly evolving needs of high-speed research and collaboration.
Peering – Peering connections take the majority of EdgeNet member traffic off the commodity internet, improving reliability, availability, and optimizing network performance. Edge peering provides high performance, low latency, and efficient access to some of the top content destinations in the world including Google, AWS, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, Twitch, and more. The service supports IPv4, IPv6, and multicast, and allows members to leverage their existing Edge connection investment to improve business process flows with providers of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and Web App solutions.
Cloud Connect for Amazon Web Services – EdgeNet’s direct connection to the AWS cloud infrastructure benefits members in a variety of ways. This connection helps speed member migrations to the cloud, delivers secure transit of data connections, enables efficient flows of research data, and provides a data egress waiver to eliminate the cost of removing data from AWS for EdgeNet members.
DDoS Mitigation Support Service – An automatic DDoS defense mechanism is in place to protect the EdgeNet core and all connected members. All traffic entering the Edge network is actively monitored to minimize service disruptions.
LISP – EdgeNet is at the forefront of utilizing SDN-based LISP protocols to deliver a consolidated, robust architecture that enables members to reduce capital expenditures and operating expenses, simplify network design, reduce system load, and improve network scalability.
Hands-On EdgeNet Service – Unlike traditional ISPs, EdgeNet is highly invested in the success of our connected members. Our engineers work with you to optimize your on-network experience, providing responsive service, a wealth of advanced features, in-depth network performance reporting, and consultation to help you take advantage of the latest and greatest developments in networking technology.