MAGPI provides a cost effective way for institutions to connect to the national network known as Internet2 using our 18 years of experience with high performance networking to enable solutions for research and education that keep pace with changes in the way massive amounts of data are collected, stored, and shared with collaborators.

Physical Connectivity

There are several ways to facilitate a direct connection to the MAGPI Communications Center at 401 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Third Party Circuits

Virtually all of the commercial carriers have a presence at the Telecommunications Hotel in Philadelphia. Members can build fiber optic cabling to the MAGPI facility or lease a managed lit service from the carrier of their choice. Sunesys, LLC, is a primary partner for MAGPI connectivity in the tristate region.

Access through MAGPI’s Optical Network

MAGPI leases fiber optic cabling that has access nodes in Philadelphia, PA, Princeton, NJ, and 32 Sixth Avenue in New York City. Wavelengths are available in 1G, 10G, and 100G Ethernet capacities.

Access through Regional State Networks

MAGPI has direct connections to both NJEDge, the state network for New Jersey, and the University of Delaware state network.

Once the connection is built, MAGPI will assist in the termination to our equipment. This often requires a cross-connect from the “meet me” racks to our location. MAGPI will need to provide a Letter of Agency to 3rd party carriers for the exact coordinates at the Meet Me Cage, (MMC). Building risers, if coming from another floor in 401 are at the member’s expense. If using MAGPI’s optical network or NJEDge or the University of Delaware, this may not require any additional cross-connects other than a cabinet-cabinet patch cable.

It is important to work with the MAGPI NOC for determining the proper termination ends for cabling coming to our equipment. IP addressing and other configuration information will also be determined prior to completing the connection. During the registration process for any new member, a data sheet must also be provided by the member.

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