In this issue of Internet2 NET+ Cloud Highlights News: Feast on news of Zoom joining NET+, Blog Posts on Above the Net Global Services, Patching & DevOps, Keeper, Canvas, Google Cloud Platform, and more! Also, lots of great new recorded webinar resources: DocuSign, Vidyo/Canvas Integration and Autism Telehealth!

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NET+ ICE Logs Many Firsts!


Through Internet2, the Universities of Michigan, North Carolina and Pittsburgh formed NET+ ICE Health Systems as an exceptional Health Information Technology collaboration with eight Working Groups logging several FIRSTS! ( name but a few)

  • The first cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) to be used in dental education and research
  • The first time a security review has been completed that extends upon the Cloud Controls Matrix to accommodate HIPAA requirements
  • The first integration of Shibboleth Single Sign-on into a cloud EHR system.


New resources are available to "Talk Cloud" with colleagues

Top Challenges Higher Ed Looks to Solve with the Cloud

Featured Highlights

Zoom Video Collaboration Now Available Through NET+ 

New Webinar, Announcement & Blog Post

NET+ Zoom

In this blog post, get all the details about Notre Dame’s sponsorship of Zoom into the NET+ program (via the QuickStart track) and register for an introductory NET+ Zoom webinar on December 6. Read more about what Zoom offers the Internet2 community, why NET+ is adding another video collaboration service, and a bit more about the NET+ QuickStart track.

The Quest to Scale ‘Above the Net’ Services Globally 

Above the Net Workshop

This blog post by Shel Waggener recaps the recent two-day workshop on the quest to scale “Above the Net” services globally. Held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, the workshop hosted 45 technologists from around the world representing more than 25 different national research and education networks (NRENs).

CyberSecurity Corner

Internet2 Resources for Your Campus Cybersecurity Culture

In this blog post, learn more about National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) celebrated every October. As Internet2 is again championed NCSAM, get links to many activities and resources community members may participate in or use to create a campus culture of cybersecurity and privacy.



A Key Tool for Protecting Against Cyber Theft: NET+ Keeper Password Management and Digital Vault

NET+ KeeperIn this blog post, learn how UAB sponsored Keeper Security into the Internet2 NET+ program, offering a software platform that provides both enterprise-strength password management and secure digital file storage. 

Patching and DevOps: A Match for Today's IT

New blog post extending on 2016 Technology Exchange Presentation

Patching & DevOps Blog Post

This blog post is an extension of a Rugged DevOps presentation at the 2016 Technology Exchange, focusing on the concept of incorporating security into the DevOps pipeline and extends to discuss “shifting left” and how it helps with application patching.

Cutting a Path Towards the Future of Unified Collaboration & Mobility

Internet2 NET+ SIP Service Advisory Board relaunch

This blog post features details of the recent Internet2 NET+ SIP Service Advisory Board relaunch & keys to future possibilities of unified collaboration and mobility envisioned for the service.

Internet2 and Google Cloud Platform: Working Together 

This blog post recaps Google Cloud recently joining Internet2 as an Industry Member, work with the community to identify a select number of use cases to refine further, and how to indicate interest in participating with these projects.

Pricing Update for NET+ CrashPlan

NET+ Code42 Crashplan

This blog post features details of new pricing and an updated agreement for the NET+ CrashPlan program including a decrease in per user pricing that is intended to help universities expand their toolkits to respond to an increasing number of cybersecurity threats.

Featured Event

Notre Dame and New Hampshire Discuss Zoom Video Communications

Upcoming Webinar

NET+ Zoom

Register for this webinar on December 6, as IT leaders from the University of Notre Dame and the University of New Hampshire discuss selecting a video communication solution for their universities, criteria and piloting process, secrets of successful deployment  and new details of Zoom’s availability through the Internet2 NET+ program.

Featured Resources

Driving Efficiencies & Focusing Resources with DocuSign Digital Transaction Management

Recorded Webinar

NET+ DocuSign Webinar

Access the recording from this recent webinar as The Ohio State University presented on the implementation of Digital Transaction Management in their HR function. Benchmark how OSU transformed legacy paper processes to 100% digital from start to finish, accelerated transactions, reduced costs and errors, and delighted users with NET+ DocuSign—the peer-led solution for higher education integrated with security and accessibility standards, federated identity, and tailored terms.

IDSolutions Integrates Vidyo with Canvas

Recorded webinar

NET+ Vidyo by IDSolutionsAccess this on-demand webinar to learn more about a new integration between NET+ Vidyo and Canvas LMS. The IDSolutions Vidyo for Canvas (VFC) module integrates both live and recorded video directly into the Canvas interface to help instructors leverage the power of video for every course they teach. The webinar explores how the module works and how it can impact student learning. 

Treating Autism in Schools and Homes with Advanced Video Collaboration and Robotics

Recorded Webinar

Vidyo Autism Telehealth WebinarAccess the recorded webinar as Akron Children’s Hospital and the University of Utah presented on how advanced video technologies, like NET+ Vidyo by IDSolutions, are combining with technologies like Kubi from Revolve Robotics to enable doctors, therapists, and early interventionists to deliver early and intensive therapy for more children with Autism than ever before.

NET+ Subscriptions Last Month

Since 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. You have an entire community who can help you succeed!


University of Tennessee-Martin, Case Western Reserve University, Humboldt State University, Colorado School of Mines


University of California - Santa Barbara, Texas Christian University


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute           


The Ohio State University

Duo Security

Tufts University          

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