In the Media: Internet2 NET+ Cloud Storage Working Group, ‘When Unlimited Hits Its Limits’
The era of free, unlimited cloud storage is coming to a close. To solve the challenges associated with this shift and continue to meet the needs of their institutions, higher education IT leaders are coming together to share their concerns, experiences, and lessons learned.
Campus Technology recently published a story on the topic, recapping the panel discussion When Unlimited Hits Its Limits that took place at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Philadelphia, October 26-29. Sean O’Brien, Internet2 director of NET+ cloud services, moderated the discussion among a panel of CIOs and instructional technology leaders, including Klara Jelinkova, Harvard University, Dave Long, University of Iowa, Jack Suess, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Justin Zemlyak, Indiana University.
O’Brien reported on findings from an April 2021 survey conducted by the Internet2 NET+ Cloud Storage Working Group to set the stage for the discussion, which included policy responses, technical approaches, migration strategies, and ongoing community work with vendors in the content collaboration space.
“One of the biggest concerns we heard is whether campuses have tools to manage the storage. How do you enforce quotas? How do you work with users to migrate their storage from a content collaboration service to cold storage, or another form of a backup service?”
– Sean O’Brien, Internet2 Director of NET+ Cloud Services