NYSERNet was founded in 1985 by a consortium of visionary public and private New York State institutions to provide high-speed network connectivity to advance research and educational initiatives in the Empire State. Their efforts led, in 1987, to the deployment of the nation’s first statewide regional IP network, the first in a succession of high-performance networks built by NYSERNet, two of which resulted in commercial spin-offs.
An Internet pioneer, NYSERNet has delivered next-generation Internet services to New York State’s research and education community for more than twenty-five years. NYSERNet members include New York State’s leading universities, colleges, museums, healthcare facilities, primary and secondary schools, and research institutions. NYSERNet’s Board of Directors is composed of CIO’s and other senior personnel drawn from and representing New York’s leading research universities and institutions.
NYSERNet partnered with iGLASS Networks to serve as an extension of their IT Operations staff. iGLASS augments their staff after hours and weekends, providing remote site access, Tier-1 outage remediation and inbound phone support. iGLASS also provides 24×7 monitoring and alerting for their core fiber-based network infrastructure. Fun fact: NYSERNet was also iGLASS’ first IPv6 customer!