NET+ Services for I.T.

Peer institutions created the NET+ program to ensure leading cloud services are optimized for research and education (R&E). We create vibrant communities of practice around these services to leverage collective scale in the cloud.

How NET+ Supports IT Professionals

Services That Protect Your Interests

  • Have confidence in the peer-led NET+ service evaluation process
  • Reduce acquisition time with pre-negotiated contract terms and pricing by your peer institutions to meet the needs of the R&E community
  • Utilize completed key compliance documents, like a VPAT or a HECVAT
Improve Your Speed to Deployment

  • Shorten internal review cycles using NET+ service vetting and negotiated contracts
  • Run with new services knowing they’ll work in your existing technology stack (Note: Many/most services use InCommon and the Internet2 network.)
  • Gain access to deployment guidance and other documentation
Engage with Your Peers

  • Learn how others are making use of services through benchmarking
  • Extend the capacity of your in-house IT team
  • Share policies, procedures, reference architectures, and more
Vendor Management at Scale

  • Influence Product Roadmaps
  • Guide program and service direction in peer-governed Service Advisory Boards
  • Leverage contracts backed by a multi year Internet2 Facilitation Agreement for pricing and term predictability

Ways to Engage

What Your Peers Are Saying

“Without NET+, and the mechanism it provides to deliver services, it would be a lot harder for all of us collectively. It’s invaluable.”

–Tom Dugas, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Duquesne University in Campus Technology

“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 at The University of Chicago