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June 2021 Events
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The CEOs of CANARIE, Internet2, and RedCLARA had a common goal to work closely together and to highlight the research and education enabled by our network infrastructure and shared expertise across the Americas. With that goal in mind, a team of staff from all three organizations committed to regular meetings to explore what we do, who we support, and how we can better share our NRENs’ efforts.
The first in a three-part series of events that are open to the community was held on June 10. The event was sponsored by RedCLARA.
InCommon’s (mostly) monthly webinar series that delivers interactive education on timely IAM topics. On June 9, we explored “One Opportunity, Three IAM Approaches” featuring Tommy Doan, Lacey Vickery, and Keith Wessel. This IAM super trio shared how the Collaboration Success Program helped them to make headway on their recent projects and roadmaps.
Missed one? See our YouTube channel (in partnership with our friends at GÉANT) for past webinars.
Internet governance and technology policy decisions directly affect the R&E community. We provided an overview on how technology policy is enacted now and how Internet governance is conducted; we explored the channels that provide the most effective methods by which an institution can engage in technology public policy (i.e., the FCC, FTC, PUCs, Congressional hearings) and Internet governance (i.e., ICANN and the IETF); and examined who in a typical institution contributes to this role (i.e., researchers, CIOs, Legal, etc). We gave examples of past successes of the collective power of R&E in policy debates, talked about the difference between lobbying and advocacy and what are we allowed to do, and suggested high profile topics the R&E community should consider addressing first.
May 2021 Events
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Providing cloud-based solutions to meet the Higher Ed community needs is one of the driving missions for the Internet2 NET+ program. New cloud-based solutions are being introduced into the NET+ program this spring to help institutions improve how they operate while better serving students, faculty, and staff.
Participants in this May 26th online event learned about:
- NET+ CloudCheckr – cost management, asset inventory, security & compliance monitoring, and resource utilization tracking across your multi-cloud environments
- NET+ Google Workspace for Education (formerly known as G Suite Enterprise for Education) – premium security features with enhanced collaboration tools
- NET+ Palo Alto Networks – cloud-powered security for .edu – bundled offerings that enable cloud security for remote learning, collaborative research, and secure, efficient network operations
- NET+ signNow/airSlate – e-signature solution, workflow automation software generation solution, and more
In an effort to provide people on your campus and the IT infrastructure a level of protection, many institutions in our community have deployed multi-factor authentication through the NET+ Duo Security program.
This event covered:
- The historical context for authentication security
- The importance of assessing device posture
- How to leverage authentication data to surface risky or suspicious logins
- Creating the right security policies to meet your needs
This course was intended for identity management architects, identity management system engineers, and deployment partners to customize, deploy and support midPoint Identity Manager in a way that integrates with the InCommon Trusted Access Platform components.
Internet2 has partnered with the Center for Digital Education to conduct a study on the current state of HPC during the time of COVID-19. This members-only webinar explored the results.
Brett Beiber (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and other members of the Assured Access WG provided updates on the NIH requirements process.
During this online event, participants learned about ARIN Registration Services Agreements (LRSA/RSAs) and what they really mean for their legacy resources.
As an early Internet adopter, the US research and education community holds a disproportionate share of IP numbers assigned before the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) was formed. These pre-ARIN assigned numbers are known as Legacy resources. Holders of legacy IP numbers are encouraged to enter into an ARIN’s Legacy Registration Services Agreement (LRSA).
The Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC), a university-wide, centrally supported organization that was created in 2016 to provide strategic leadership, expertise, and support to further Rutgers University’s research and scholarly achievements on all campuses through next-generation computing, data science, advanced networking, public and private clouds, and creative learning environments.
During this presentation, Dr. von Oehsen gave an overview of the Rutgers University Federated Research Computing and Data Ecosystem.
April 2021 Events
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In the spring of 2013, Internet2 created the Internet2 Gender Diversity Initiative, to focus resources and attention on improving gender diversity in the community of networking professionals who convene regularly to collaborate on the development of national and international advanced networking.
In 2018, the GDI renamed the Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative (I2I) to reflect a wider scope of action and a focus on the cultural shifts the Initiative works to foster. Today, I2I celebrates 8 years by taking a look back and a look forward. I2I co-chair Laurie Burns McRobbie and three recipients of I2I scholarships will give an update and engage in conversation about where we are and where we’re going.
The Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW) is an annual gathering of technologists, educational administrators, performing artists, and faculty members. The workshop focused on innovative technologies in the performing arts that utilize advanced networks provisioned by Internet2, GÉANT, and partners across the globe.
The pandemic has brought sweeping changes to higher education. Universities have learned to rapidly create online courses; faculty have adapted their teaching styles to support distance learning; and, students have learned how to build relationships and engagement spanning long distances. As remote teaching became ubiquitous, students’ expectations changed for what a classroom and learning experience can be. What does this shift mean for higher education?
Internet2 senior leadership and colleagues from other industry member organizations discussed the landscape across the research and education community and provided a preview of new opportunities and benefits for Internet2 industry members.
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The Eastern Regional Network’s (ERN) Broadening the Reach program strives to understand how to support resource and technology collaborations among smaller, mid-sized, and under-resourced campuses. These include Minority Serving Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research institutions.
Participants learned about:
- The Eastern Regional Network’s Broadening the Reach program
- The ERN BTR December 2020 workshop results
- Available resources and funding opportunities that your campus could leverage
- Ways to participate with these research and cyberinfrastructure collaborations
This workshop delivered the experience of high-performance computing on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Researchers can create clusters for running large-scale computations to accelerate the research in multiple branches of science and engineering like drug discovery, genomics, weather forecasting, space exploration, and more.
March 2021 Events
This virtual, hands-on workshop provided a conceptual understanding of COmanage, and the technical know-how to get this solution up and running. Go to the COmanage workshop page to learn more.
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The Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) and Internet2 held a special webinar on Thursday, March 18 to highlight new data on-campus IT infrastructure needs to help you support your institution’s research mission.
For many institutions that continue to provide access to postsecondary education for historically underserved communities, their paths in doing so have been anything but uniform. That is also true for how they support their faculty and researchers, particularly those whose work requires high-speed broadband, access to resources in the cloud, and high-performance computing capabilities.
Together with Internet2, the MS-CC gathered survey results and direct feedback on data and computing infrastructure in late 2020 from 291 respondents across 144 institutions that include HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, and MSIs.
As online learning continues to be a priority, video storage solutions have become a critical component in facilitating student success and driving higher education operations.
This NET+ presentation with the University of Iowa discussed establishing a content retention policy using the Panopto service offering, a video management platform. David Long, Associate Director, Enterprise Instructional Technology at the University of Iowa, walked us through their content retention journey. Read the related blog post.
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Internet2 Industry members have a shared goal – advancing technology options for the research and education community. The Internet2 Industry Member Lightning Lounge (IMLL) allowed Industry members to update the community on the most important current news via a two-minute lightning talk, followed by a chance for individual conversations, all in a 60-minute virtual event. Read the related blog post.
The March IAM Online webinar featured an overview and discussion of the newly minted eduroam (US) Best Practices Guide, produced by the eduroam-US Advisory Committee. The guide examines tools and strategies for deploying and running eduroam in an interoperable and scalable way.
Our webinars are held on the second Wednesday of every month. They are held at 2 pm ET, 1 p.m. CT, Noon MT, and 11 a.m .PT.
This hands-on webinar was designed specifically for the Internet2 community on the basics of IPv6 address planning and enabling hosted services. This webinar helps you better understand IPv6 address planning, how to determine the right block size for your organization, and how to plan for growth. It equips you with some pointers on how to enable IPv6 on your hosted services including web servers and email. We use real-life examples and an opportunity to try your hand at planning for your own organization!
- Comparing what you know about IPv4 and IPv6
- Understanding the building blocks of IPv6
- Building an address plan
- Avoiding common mistakes
- Determining the right block size for your organization
- Planning for growth
- Overcoming the challenges of hosting IPv6-reachable services
February 2021 Events
This virtual workshop focused on the InCommon Trusted Access Platform packaged software — including configuration and operation. Both the Identity and Service Provider packages can be pre-configured to integrate out of the box with the InCommon Federation using recommended defaults. Go to the Shibboleth workshop page to learn more.
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In partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Internet2 provided this virtual event designed to aid Higher Education researchers leverage new self-service, managed, cloud-based research environment solutions. During the session, participants were introduced to two new solutions — RONIN and Service Workbench on AWS — that are helping researchers from the University of Sydney and Harvard Medical School quickly and securely set up managed research compute environments. Additionally, there was an AWS Solutions Architect participating and available to answer any technical questions that you may have. Learn more from this related blog post.
This workshop focused on the InCommon Trusted Access Platform packaged Grouper software with a focus on learning and using core Grouper features to implement the access control models described in the Grouper Deployment Guide. The sessions included a mix of self-paced learning, lectures, hands-on training, and discussion. Go to the Grouper Workshop page for more information.
This IAM Online event featured how and why the University of Minnesota expanded its Identity and Access Management team from three to 18 and counting. From CIO Bernie Gulechek to the IAM boots on the ground, you’ll hear about the organizational journey and experience the highs and lows of the evolving structure. Even if you aren’t thinking about this right now, the webinar could spark ideas on how your campus team could be organized. Get more information on the InCommon IAM Online web page.
In late 2020, a leadership consortium from minority-serving institutions (MSIs)—including historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs)—worked with Internet2 to gather data and more information on computing infrastructure that may bring needed resources and funding opportunities and overall priority setting for MSIs of cyberinfrastructure improvements.
This webinar offered the opportunity to learn more about recent survey results and how the information could help inform future directions for collaboration initiatives, such as access and funding to advanced research cyberinfrastructure, professional development, and training opportunities. View the recording (opens in new window) and download the presentation.
The webinar focused on the following key survey findings:
- The need for basic broadband infrastructure on campus and at home for students, staff, and faculty;
- Workforce development gaps and opportunities for professional skill development in the areas of data, computing, and research;
- The need for strong collaboration across MSI constituencies like HBCUs, TCUs, and HSIs; and
- How administrators across institutions need more accessible and responsive data infrastructure to support ongoing operations.
More information about the MS-CC and Internet2 collaboration can be found here.
January 2021 Events
Internet2 welcomed current and prospective Affiliate and Federal Affiliate members for a Town Hall meeting on Friday, Jan. 29. Affiliate members include non-profit organizations (excluding K-12 schools) that are research- and/or education-oriented. Federal Affiliate members include federal government departments, agencies, laboratories, and other like units. The event featured updates regarding Net+ services, the Next Generation Internet (NGI) platform, and network-based solutions such as Cloud Connect and RPI. View the recording (opens in new window) and download the presentations.
Eric Grancher, head of the Database Services Group, IT department at CERN, discussed how Oracle solutions support the control systems for the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. View the recording (opens in new window).
The National Science Foundation has announced another Campus Cyberinfrastructure funding program and it again includes InCommon Federation requirements. Are you planning to respond to the National Science Foundation Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) solicitation? Looking to better support inter-institutional academic collaboration? Would you like information on including federation capabilities in your cyberinfrastructure plans? This webinar helps you learn more about developing Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CI) plans and how to support the InCommon Federation requirements. Three organizations will share their previously funded CI plans. Moree information on the IAM Online page at incommon.org
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