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Nov
2022

Internet2 NET+ Launches Cloud Superhero Award: Honors Erik Lundberg

By Apryl Motley

The higher education community convened at Washington University in Saint Louis to attend Cloud Forum 2022 from November 9–11. The Higher Education Cloud Forum is a gathering for higher education IT professionals to discuss the challenges, potential, and best practices for using hyper-scale computing tools and platforms to support…

08
Nov
2022

TechEX22 Preview: Dedicated to the Cloud

By Damian Doyle

Damian Doyle We are just a month away from the 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX) the first in-person technical meeting Internet2 has held in a few years. I worked with my fellow track chairs Kari Robertson (UCOP) and James Monek (Lehigh), Internet2 staff member Bob Flynn, and community volunteers…

03
Oct
2022

Catching Up on the Cloud: Fall 2022

By Sean O’Brien

Internet2 NET+ and Other Cloud Program Updates New Season. New Resources. New Opportunities.  American journalist and author Jim Bishop described autumn as “having more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” His description seems apt as I reflect on all the new initiatives and golden opportunities we’re making…

03
Oct
2022

Kion Checks the Top Boxes

By Bob Flynn

Internet2 Releases New NET+ Service The Internet2 NET+ team is excited to announce the release of NET+ Kion, one of the leading cloud enablement solution providers. In response to calls from the research and education community for account automation, cost management, and security monitoring tools for cloud enablement across AWS,…

26
Sep
2022

How to Deploy Cloud Services Faster, Save Cost, and Manage Risk – Together

By Amber Rasche

Key Perspectives From Community Cloud Experts Despite the growing prevalence of new cloud services at higher ed institutions large and small, opportunities remain to smooth out the path for procuring and deploying them. In reality, many obstacles persist for the procurement and enterprise IT staff who are at the helm…

07
Sep
2022

NET+ Cloud Services Has a New Front Door

By Sean O’Brien

Have you seen our new front door? We’ve engaged with stakeholders to revisit, clarify, and repackage the reasons why Internet2 members and participants find the NET+ Program so useful and how research and education institutions benefit when adopting Cloud Services through NET+. Much has changed in the past 10 years…

24
Aug
2022

Get Your Game On! NET+ Hosts AWS Game Day at TechEX22

By Bob Flynn

If you’re up for an engrossing, wild ride that’s outrageous fun, then you’re ready for AWS Game Day @ TechEX 2022. AWS Game Day is “collaborative learning exercise that tests skills in implementing AWS solutions to solve real-world problems in a gamified, risk-free environment.”  Internet2…

15
Aug
2022

NET+ Cloud Services: Shared Values, Shared Benefit

By Sean O’Brien

How can cloud services work well for higher ed and research and education (R&E) institutions? That’s really the point of the new NET+ Guide. It’s designed to be a quick reference for you and your colleagues as you consider cloud services.  Great…