In this issue of Internet2 Cloud Highlights News: learn about the full slate of Cloud workshops and sessions at the 2017 Global Summit, resources from the recent Google Cloud Platform webinar, see how Zoom is zooming, new resources, and so much more!

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Video: Building The Future-Ready Infrastructure

See how the Cloud has become imperative to data-driven, team-based science and scholarship--and learn how the Research & Education community is minimizing the risks of Cloud integration through the NET+ Program.

Featured Highlights

Cloud Workshops at the 2017 Internet2 Global Summit

2017 Internet2 Global Summit

Register now for the slate of co-located Cloud workshops featuring Cloud 101--designed for exploring or optimizing a campus cloud strategy--and workshops on tailored cloud offerings from Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services.

See the full slate of Cloud sessions in the Global Summit program

Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure join NSF’s Big Data Program

Logo for the National Science FoundationThe NSF announced the participation of cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and Microsoft, in its flagship BIGDATA research program. The companies will provide cloud credits/resources to qualifying NSF-funded projects, enabling researchers to obtain access to state-of-the-art cloud resources.

Injecting Advanced Technology in the Education Industry 

Profile picture of Sharon Pitt who serves as the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Binghamton University.In this Education Technology Insights article, Sharon P. Pitt, AVP & CIO, Binghamton University discusses Cloud Computing in Higher Education, Enhancing the role of CIOs, and Steps toward Fostering Innovation & Growth.

Internet2 to Begin Using ServiceNow Service Desk

logo of ServiceNowLearn more about Internet2's transition to ServiceNow service desk functionality on March 27. While the plan is that members will see few changes when they interact with Internet2, some things will be a little different for NET+ and Trust and Identity (specifically InCommon) email inquiries.

NET+ Zoom Adds Participating Campuses, Features, Funding

Logo of Zoom Video Communications In this blog post, see how Zoom Communications has been making serious progress, both with the Internet2 community and with investors. Read about how NET+ Zoom has already surpassed ten participating institutions, while also securing a $100M private funding round and $1B valuation.

Dentistry Schools Move Forward with New Health Record System

Logo of ICE health systemsLearn how a new electronic health record system developed in a unique collaboration between the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, ICE Health Systems and Internet2 is delivering better health care more efficiently.

Featured Events

2017 Internet2 Global Summit: Bringing Networks Together: Connecting People and Technology with Research and Education

Logo of Internet2's 2017 Global Summit eventRegister now for the Global Summit and get a jump on your plans to engage with peers and discover the latest applied innovations and best-practices leveraging the Internet2 global service framework of network, cloud, and trust services built by and for the R&E community.

EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference

The Security Professionals Conference registration and program are now live

Logo of EDUCAUSERegister by April 3 to receive the best rate. Join colleagues to reflect on our collective past experiences, focus on current challenges, and envision new strategies to improve information security in higher education.

Featured Resources

Enabling Google Cloud Platform for Research and Education 

Recorded Webinar & Slides

View the webinar resources which focused on the future of a jointly developed Google Cloud Platform tailored for Research & Education.

What are the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Services? This article by Hackernoon provides an objective description for each of the services available on GCP.

Recent NET+ Service Subscriptions

You have an entire community who can help you succeed! Since community collaboration is the hallmark of the Internet2 community, knowing about and engaging with other institutions who have implemented a specific service may be helpful for best practices and benchmarking.

NET+ Acquia
University of Virginia, Guilford College, Penn State, Case Western Reserve University

NET+ Amazon Web Services (AWS) by DLT
University of Kentucky, Baylor College of Medicine

NET+ Box
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, University of Montevallo, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

NET+ Brightspace Learning Environment by D2L
Vanderbilt University

NET+ Canvas
University of Missouri - Saint Louis, Teachers College - Columbia University, Columbia University, University of California - Hastings College of the Law

NET+ DocuSign
University of Wyoming, Washington University in Saint Louis, Salisbury University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of California - Irvine

NET+ Duo Security
Loyola Marymount University, Swarthmore College, Bentley University

NET+ LastPass
Ball State University

NET+ Zoom
SUNY-Buffalo, Caltech, Vassar College 

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