ABOUT US

SUN CORRIDOR NETWORK

Arizona’s Research and Education Network

Connecting Arizona

ABOUT US

As a regional connector for the Internet2 network, the Sun Corridor Network connects Arizona's three state universities and other educational research partners. Eligible organizations can access Internet2 services in Arizona by subscribing to Sun Corridor Network.

The Sun Corridor Network provides networking services at POPs (Point of Presence) in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson. Customers can connect to Sun Corridor POPs via local loops provided by telecommunications vendors in their area.

Sun Corridor Network currently offers the following connections: - CenturyLink Metro Ethernet - Cox Metro Ethernet (not currently offering service in Flagstaff) - Zayo **Other vendors and connectivity options may be considered on a case by case basis.

Research and education organizations in Arizona are invited to subscribe to the Sun Corridor Network!

OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Derek Masseth

The Sun Corridor Network Executive Director is the primary non-technical manager for Sun Corridor Network business and administrative operations. The ED is the lead ambassador of Sun Corridor Network to public and private sector stakeholder groups.

Derek Masseth is the Executive Director of the Sun Corridor Network and has overall executive management responsibilities for service to the District. He was named the second Executive Director of the Sun Corridor Network in November of 2019. He has spent 20+ years in networking higher education and has been involved with the Sun Corridor Network since its inception in 2013.

Masseth has served on the University of Arizona’s Information Technology executive leadership team for over a decade. In that time, he has consistently overseen the voice & data networking, data center, cloud, identity management and integration ecosystems for the University of Arizona. This experience includes leading the ideation, design, and instantiation of the Sun Corridor Network itself, along with several other statewide initiatives and collaborations. Additionally, he is active on several regional and national networking initiatives, including Internet2 advisory groups and the WestNet Education Research Consortium, where he currently serves as Vice President & Treasurer.

Additionally, he is active on several regional and national networking initiatives, including Internet2 advisory groups and the WestNet Education Research Consortium, where he currently serves as Vice President & Treasurer.

OUR GOVERNING BOARD

The Sun Corridor Network Governing Board, comprised of Chief Information Officers from Arizona’s three state universities, makes all strategic decisions with input from the Sun Corridor Network technical committee. The Board will ensure that member institutions are given a voice in the future direction of the network, shared services, and evolving technologies. Board members include:

Lev Gonick

Arizona State University

Current Director of Sun Corridor Network’s Governing Board

Steven Burrell

Northern Arizona University

Barry Brummund

University of Arizona

Our Technical Committee

The Sun Corridor Network Technical Committee is responsible for the design and architecture of the Sun Corridor infrastructure. The committee makes recommendations to the Board on upgrades, changes and modification to the network. Committee is comprised of senior-level network architects and engineers within Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and The University of Arizona.

Who we serve

84,000

K-12 Schools

1,400

Universities

800

Community and Vocational Colleges

4,000

Libraries

80

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Need Help?

Contact us at hello@suncorridor.org

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