AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) has been tapped by Virginia Tech to connect the university's data centers and research locations, including its new research institute in Arlington, Va.
Built to deliver large amounts of data, AboveNet will provide fiber-based connectivity between the Virginia Tech research facility in Arlington and key data centers and campus sites in Northern Va.
The 90 mile fiber ring will be able to not only satisfy the university's internal bandwidth needs, but also serve as a gateway to other Northern Va. area research networks and institutions.
One of the nodes on the ring is dedicated to Virginia Tech's National Capital Region Aggregation Facility which serves as a connection point to other national and international research networks such as National LambdaRail, Internet2, Mid-Atlantic Crossroads and other federal networks.
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