It is possible to say that rednesp operates, basically, in two complementary scales: the state and the international.
At the state level, rednesp has two access points in the State of São Paulo, with its main nucleus - the Academic Traffic Exchange Point, or PTTA - allocated in a Tier III data center belonging to the Equinix company, located in Barueri.
Most of São Paulo's research and education institutions (public and private), as well as the National Education and Research Network (RNP), connect to rednesp through this PTTA, which also has the assistance of the MetroSampa network to enable the access of some participants in the metropolitan region of São Paulo.
Out of the capital of São Paulo, rednesp also maintains an access point in the city of Campinas, in which it is connected not only to Unicamp, but also other research and education institutions based in this municipality.
At the international level, rednesp connects to the commercial internet and its platforms (such as Google and Facebook) through the same Equinix data center in Barueri, where our PTTA interconnects with international academic networks through the Pan-American AmPath/AmLight consortia.
With these articulations, rednesp accesses the world by sharing a 100G bi-oceanic ring with RNP and RedCLARA with access points in Santiago (Chile), Panama City (Panama), Miami (USA) and Fortaleza (Brazil); moreover, recently, AmLight joined the Monet submarine cable operators to expand the connection between São Paulo, Fortaleza and Miami by another 200G.
The rednesp also participates in the consortium that connects the telescope at the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, formerly known as LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope), which is located in Chile. The long-distance connection involves complex coordination work to operationalize the transfer of data through various academic networks to data processing centers. The rednesp's participation in this project, maintaining the links of the 100G bi-oceanic ring, makes it possible the use of Monet Cable.
Finally, and again through AmLight, in 2020 the international dimension of rednesp broke the boundaries of the American continent, and through partnerships with the South African academic network Tenet and Angola Cables (owner of the SACS cable), it is possible today exchange academic traffic directly with Africa.
If your institution is not yet part of rednesp, but wish to do so, you must send us an e-mail requesting this participation and attaching supporting documentation that the institution meets the required requirements, namely:
The case will be analyzed by the Executive Committee of rednesp at the first meeting after receiving the request.
In addition, with the exception of federal institutions, it is worth noting that FAPESP has a “Technical reserve for connectivity” for institutions that want to connect to rednesp - more information can be obtained here and here.