Case Study: Internet2

Internet2 accelerates new scientific possibilities

With bandwidth demand increasing by 20 times in 10 years, Internet2 needed to deliver increased capacity for research and education. Learn how Cisco 8000 routers delivered massive scale, while lowering power consumption.



  • Bandwidth demand  increased by 20 times in 10 years
  • Access to larger data sets and cloud connectivity
  • Avoid costly updates to existing infrastructure
  • Reduce power and cooling expenses


  • Upgraded network backbone capacity up to 32 Tbps
  • Delivered massive scale for 48 400G access sites
  • Reduced footprint with higher density solutions
  • Lowered power consumption by almost 70 percent

What they're saying

We need a network that can enable individual scientists to do their work in an increasingly multi-disciplined, distributed environment of collaborators and instruments around the world.

Rob Vietzke, Vice President of Network Services, Internet2

Who is Internet2?

Industry: Education
Location: Ann Arbor, Denver, Washington DC, and West Hartford
Size: 119 employees