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Title: Montana University System Networking Report

Montana University System Networking Report
  • November 2009

Montana Higher Education SitesWith
Organizational Connections
Montana University System Networking Philosophy
  • PURPOSE To support the MUS RE mission by
    enhancing connectivity
  • on and between eight MUS sites, and between MUS
    and the world
  • to Montanas CC and TC sites
  • to other non-Higher Ed sites (higher education
    access points)
  • LOGICAL CONNECTIVITY Like the State, the MUS will
    connect its sites with a virtual private network,
    not just create isolated connections from each
    site to the world (i.e., the current general
    K-12 approach)
  • PHYSICAL CONNECTIVITY Wherever possible the MUS
    will acquire and use dark or dim fiber to create
    its network (lower per bit cost, more role in
    management), not managed service (higher per bit
    cost, less role in management) this is in
    keeping with Higher Eds role over last 30 years
    as a leader in developing novel network

MUS Network Connectivity Pre Northern TierMt
Connections via State Contract Natl Connections
thru UM-M MSU-Bz
MUS Network Connectivity Northern Tier MSU
Connected UM Waiting for Mso Connection
MUS Network Connectivity Research SitesSites
Being Connected One by One as Vendors Complete
MUS Network Connectivity Proposed EPSCoR
AddnsBillings Miles City Aggregation Sites
SKC, DCC, MCC Connections
MUS Network Connectivity Proposed ARRA/BB
AddnsHigher Ed Sites (Public Computer Centers)
in NW via HIEM Partnership
MUS Network Connectivity Full PictureCurrent
Status Current Proposals
MUS Network Connectivity Still To Do Tribal
Colleges - Perhaps in Next Round of ARRA/BB?
FOR VENDORSCurrent/Pending/Future Network
Transport Acquisitions
  • Northern Tier Initial build out done
  • Research Sites Site links committed (various
  • EPSCoR (if funded RFP in prep)
  • Miles City NT hut to State Data Center, SDC to
    MCC, SDC to DCC
  • Billings NT hut to Fiber Hotel (iConnect)
  • ARRA/Broadband-Round 1 (if funded) Site links
    committed (HIEM)
  • Future Projects (if/when funded)
  • Connections to TCs and FVCC
  • Possible Research Projects (if/when funded)
  • UM-M to Rocky Mtn Supercomputer Center/Butte
  • MUS to USFS Sites (UM-M to USFS Sites in Mso
    approved, RFP soon)
  • MUS to NIH-Rocky Mtn Lab/Hamilton
  • MUS to NP Sites/Glacier, Yellowstone, others