Friday, April 06, 2007

Chicago to New York IP Backbone Link up !

Yesterday afternoon I brought a new OC-192 IP backbone link over the Level3/Infinera system between Chicago and New York via Cleveland and Boston. After our standard testing, this was put into production around 1pm today. The fiber path for this circuit is actually longer than the fiber path from Chicago to Washington D.C. to New York. Since we use the fiber route miles as our IS-IS metrics to provide the lowest latency path, this will only be used as a backup path for now.

This connection is important to the transition because it allows us to remove the old Washington T640 without leaving the New York T640 single-homed.