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03
Apr
2023

The Internet2 Cloud Scorecard Directory Reaches 50 Services!

NET+ News Announcement

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Have you checked out the Internet2 Cloud Scorecard Directory lately? It has grown with the addition of many new vendor participants since its launch as a pilot. With 50 entries we are ready to transition from a…

31
Mar
2023

Internet2 NET+ Recognizes National Procurement Month

By Sean O’Brien

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes March is National Procurement Month, a time to recognize the vital role that procurement professionals play in the research and education community (R&E). Procurement is not just about buying goods and services, but also about ensuring that they…

15
Mar
2023

NET+ Cloud Services: How to Get Cloud Superpowers

By Sean O’Brien

Does your job often feel like you need superpowers to accomplish it? Without question, research and education (R&E) professionals have always been superheroes. But, especially with the events of the past two years, even superheroes can use more superpowers. Many NET+ subscribers and supporters describe their experience that way. And,…

15
Feb
2023

NET+ Cloud Services: Nitty Gritty =  Manage Risk and Maximize Opportunity

By Nick Lewis

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…

07
Feb
2023

Pairing the Community and NET+ Services to Get Multi-Cloud Control

By Bob Flynn

Multi-cloud is a fact of life for many in the higher education community. But that doesn’t mean all the challenges have been resolved, and many of you are at different points in your cloud journey. Members of our community have a common goal: how to manage, monitor, and maintain robust…

06
Feb
2023

Cloud Forum 23 Registration is Open

By Bob Flynn

The Higher Education Cloud Forum takes place in Atlanta, May 10–12, 2023.  The Cloud Forum is an annual gathering for higher education IT professionals to discuss the challenges, potential, and best practices for using hyper-scale computing tools and platforms to support enterprise computing, and academic research, as well as…

25
Jan
2023

Cloud Forum Shifts Location and Season, But Not Focus

By Bob Flynn

The Cornell Cloud Forum began in 2015 and quickly became the leading gathering to discuss the strategic challenges and accomplishments of hyper-scale technologies in the academic research and education community. At the close of the Cloud Forum in 2021, forum creator and leader Sarah Christen asked Internet2 to assume leadership…

20
Jan
2023

Catching Up on the Cloud: Winter 2023

By Sean O’Brien

Internet2 NET+ and Other Cloud Program Updates New Year. Same Resolve.  With a new year often comes renewed focus. At the start of each year, an estimated 39% of adults in the U.S. make resolutions to help them focus on – and achieve – their goals. According to recent research,…