Monday, June 11, 2007

Level3 by the numbers

With the Level3 build of the Internet2 network largely completed, they shared some fun stats with us:
  • 13,500 Long Haul route miles
  • Deployed and configured over 300 Infinera Network Elements
  • Day 1 capacity of 100Gbs
  • Built 27 custom Colocation Suites representing 3,365 SQFT of space including:
    • 94 Racks
    • 60 Individual bulk cables with 48 & 96 fiber count
  • Deployed 64 metro fiber route miles
  • Enabled connectivity from Houston-to-El Paso & El Paso-to-Denver for L(3) to Internet2/GRNOC and ESnet NOC access
  • Developed the Virtual Network Operations Center – Provisioning and Troubleshooting Dashboard
  • Product Summary: Wavelengths, HSIP, Private Lines, Metro Fiber, Colocation, Cross-Connects, Power Controllers, and GPS timing
A job well done by Level3!

But now's not the time to rest on our laurels. We still have work to do on the IP network migration and Ciena network turnup. Kansas City turndown this week, and Los Angeles install next week. Does the fun ever stop? :-)