NET+ Cloud Services: Nitty Gritty = Manage Risk and Maximize Opportunity
By Nick Lewis - Internet2 Program Manager
You can get leading cloud services on your own. Or, you can get those same services – configured specifically for research and education (R&E).
This is one of the most popular sentiments from long-time NET+ subscribers and supporters. Leading universities around the country created Internet2 NET+ for leverage in the cloud services industry – to optimize the terms, pricing, features and functionality, technical integration, security, and compliance requirements R&E institutions need for smooth deployment of leading cloud services.
Because peers have evaluated and optimized NET+ services, R&E institutions can manage risk, maximize opportunity and implement services quickly. Here are just a few ways that happens:
|Rest assured that peers have performed quality control and due diligence for pre-negotiated key contract terms
|Save time, effort, and cost to invest more resources in strategic initiatives
|Learn from the work, discoveries, and challenges of other leaders and institutions
|Gain a competitive edge by providing services faster
|Limit your security, accessibility, and funding risks
|Leverage the scale of the broader R&E community to align specialized skills from different institutions
|Avoid vendor lock-in with better out clauses and data ownership terms
|Drive competition among cloud services providers and improve R&E terms
|Don’t get caught off guard as market dynamics change
|Rely on community expertise and ensure service customizations for R&E are achieved
There are so many more ways NET+ is designed to help subscribers do more, do better, and do faster in the cloud.