SUNYNet Intranet Services
The intranet is SUNYNet's "core competency". Of course, an intranet is a network that is designed for the internal communications needs of an enterprise, and SUNYNet's intranet is no exception. We define intranet more broadly than do some other institutions. To us, the term encompasses both Internet Protocol (IP) and non-IP protocols, such as IBM SNA. Further, we think of the intranet as a suite of networking services, rather than a single network, that is is designed at an enterprise level (i.e. System Administration) to handle traffic for identified, authorized applications needing special design from end-to-end. In general parlance on SUNY campuses the term SUNYNet is thought of as SUNY's intranet.
SUNYNet's architecture is based on a commercial, rather than a SUNY-owned, backbone. It uses best-price/service ISPs, encryption to protect content, and necessary NATing/PATing to prevent IP conflict. Having a large commercial networks at its core, SUNYNet can handle whatever volumes of traffic subscribers send it.
Contact Kevin Stillman in SUNYNet Planning for further details. 518-320-1202.