NET+ Cloud Services

Save cost, manage risk, and deploy optimized services quickly


Leading Cloud Services Vetted by Higher Ed
for Research and Education

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powers the
R&E Cloud

Cloud services, contracts, and communities made for research and education

NET+ is powered by a higher ed peer community, which “deconstructs” leading cloud services across six key dimensions.

NET+ optimizes for:

  • Features and Functionality
  • Technical Integration
  • Security and Compliance
  • Pricing
  • Contract Terms
  • Deployment

Institutions Using NET+

Leading institutions building and using better R&E cloud services

Resources for Your Role

NET+ Portfolio of Leading Cloud Services

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  1. Access to and participation in ServiceNow Institutional Profiles
  2. Availability to purchase student licenses
  3. Best pricing for research and education
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  1. Community discount without spending commitment
  2. Easy access to NIH STRIDES initiative
  3. Highly engaged community of practice
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  1. Endpoint backup runs silently in the background on all devices
  2. Leverage InCommon and the Internet2 network
  3. Pre-negotiated R&E contract and pricing

Don’t see a service you’re looking for?

We are stronger together.

Advocating for your needs with vendors is why NET+ is here. Our shared voice is a larger, more effective voice. For feature requests, change management, contract terms, and so much more. Our community pursues shared values and vendor management at scale.

You’re invited to join us. Become a NET+ service subscriber to get the benefits of a better cloud and a better cloud community.

NET+ makes your cloud work better

Learn How You Can:

You’re going to use leading cloud services. You might as well deploy them in the easiest and fastest way possible while also benefiting from contract terms that make sense for research and education.

What peers are saying

“NET+ solutions allow us to select from pre-vetted, pre-negotiated contracts at competitive pricing and on favorable contract terms we know are on par with our higher-education peers. Our speed to adoption is greatly improved. I am grateful we have NET+ services available to us.”

—Loren Malm, vice president for Information Technology & CIO, Ball State University 

“Having the NET+ forum for peers to share what they are doing in this space—both challenges and solutions—has tremendous value.”

—Shelley Rossell, lead information security Engineer, The University of Chicago

“What I love about the NET+ program is that it brings together experts from multiple higher education institutions to build out the best cloud service agreements—thinking about accessibility, security, privacy, and how we integrate tools.”

Jack Suess, vice president for IT and CIO, University of Maryland Baltimore County

It’s time to manage your cloud better

Get Answers to Your Questions

How can we help connect you with an optimized cloud solution or peer institution?

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Come for the Contracts, Stay for the Community

With a community of peers, NET+ is your workforce and productivity multiplier.

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We want to hear from you. Help us select future NET+ services.

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We highlight key initiatives and programs to meet you where you are on your cloud journey.

About Internet2

More than 2,000 organizations strong, our community includes collaborators from across the street and the globe. Our DNA includes convening the community, working together to ask questions, and turning the answers and solutions into a robust network, software offerings, and services that serve your interests.

A community for you

Your participation matters. Whether you are an Internet2 member, connect to the Internet2 Network, or use Internet2 services, you are an integral part of a community dedicated to serving your research and education needs.