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06
Feb
2023

Cloud Forum 23 Registration is Open

By Bob Flynn

The Higher Education Cloud Forum takes place in Atlanta, May 10–12, 2023.  The Cloud Forum is an annual gathering for higher education IT professionals to discuss the challenges, potential, and best practices for using hyper-scale computing tools and platforms to support enterprise computing, and academic research, as well as…

25
Jan
2023

Cloud Forum Shifts Location and Season, But Not Focus

By Bob Flynn

The Cornell Cloud Forum began in 2015 and quickly became the leading gathering to discuss the strategic challenges and accomplishments of hyper-scale technologies in the academic research and education community. At the close of the Cloud Forum in 2021, forum creator and leader Sarah Christen asked Internet2 to assume leadership…

20
Jan
2023

Catching Up on the Cloud: Winter 2023

By Sean O’Brien

Internet2 NET+ and Other Cloud Program Updates New Year. Same Resolve.  With a new year often comes renewed focus. At the start of each year, an estimated 39% of adults in the U.S. make resolutions to help them focus on – and achieve – their goals. According to recent research,…

13
Dec
2022

Splunk Cloud Added to Internet2 NET+ Splunk Program

By Nick Lewis

Working in collaboration with the NET+ Splunk Service Advisory Board, Splunk, and Carahsoft,  Internet2 NET+ Cloud Services has added Splunk Cloud to the NET+ Splunk Program.  The group worked together on terms specifically negotiated for the research and education community. The cloud bundles and pricing are unique to the program…

09
Dec
2022

And the Survey Says: Implementation of MFA Now More Commonplace

By Nick Lewis

I’m not sure how many of you remember 2020, but most of it is a blur for me. In 2019, the NET+ Duo Service Advisory Board decided to conduct a multi-factor authentication (MFA) Community Survey to better understand how their peers used MFA and then build on the results to…

05
Dec
2022

Internet2/Microsoft Azure Accelerator 2022: Researchers in Action

By Amanda Tan

The inaugural Internet2/Microsoft Azure Accelerator kicked off on October 5, with four projects selected to receive cloud credits and technical assistance from Azure. As the program reaches the final stretch, we invited our project leads to share their experience with the program and how they are using Microsoft Azure to…

21
Nov
2022

Internet2 NET+ Launches Cloud Superhero Award: Honors Erik Lundberg

By Apryl Motley

The higher education community convened at Washington University in Saint Louis to attend Cloud Forum 2022 from November 9–11. The Higher Education Cloud Forum is a gathering for higher education IT professionals to discuss the challenges, potential, and best practices for using hyper-scale computing tools and platforms to support…

16
Nov
2022

TechEX22 CAMP Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Nick Lewis

By Apryl Motley

We’re just a few weeks away from the 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX), taking place in Denver from December 5–9.  Nine-time TechEX presenter Nick Lewis, program manager, NET+ Cloud Services – Security and Identity, will be one of the featured speakers for the identity and access management (IAM)…