In this issue of the NET+ Cloud Highlights Newsletter, gain insights shared from the “How to Cloud” workshop at the 2016 Global Summit, get tips from NET+ member institutions on cloud security, and learn why relocating in-house services to the cloud is increasingly appealing to higher education institutions.

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Through NET+ Splunk, members receive a discounted, three-year enterprise license that offers easy, fast, and resilient ways ways to collect, analyze and secure massive streams of machine data generated by all of an institution's IT systems and technology infrastructure. 

"How to Cloud" Workshop Recap at the 2016 Global Summit

The "How to Cloud" workshop at the 2016 Global Summit was led by four domain experts sharing best practices from hundreds of campus deployments with hands-on practical exercises. Internet2's Andrew Keating shares insights from the workshop, from structuring campus governance, to selecting cloud-based products, structuring cloud contracts, and influencing product direction.

Continue the Conversation: NET+ Program

NET+ Program Manager Nick Lewis attended the 2016 EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference in April and recapped the Internet2 NET+ program roundtable discussion hosted at the event. 

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Smart Strategies to Maximize Security in the Cloud

This EdTech article explains how colleges take advantage of cloud services without compromising security. Access tips from leading NET+ Cloud adopter institutions like the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia, who discuss vendor contracts, new security tools, and best practices to maximize security in the cloud.

Fostering Collaborative Research

This Microsoft blog post offers updates on recent announcements on the extension of the Internet Egress Fee Waiver for all academic customers in North America and Europe. Now, NET+ Azure egress waiver benefit is broadly available to the entire research community.

Information Migration

In this Business Officer Magazine article, learn why relocating in-house services to the cloud is increasingly appealing to higher education institutions, featuring insight from Internet2 President and CEO Dave Lambert and Internet2 Senior Vice President Shel Waggener.

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Change and the Cloud

Blog Post By Shel Waggener
In practice, to fully implement a cloud service requires quite a few steps and not many of us have the time or operating model that supports purchasing a cloud service for every business process change. Still, if you plan ahead and take some steps in advance, you will be able to leverage the cloud to model and prototype your changes (or examples of possible changes) to improve both your speed to evaluate a change and accuracy in meeting the hope for goals.

LabArchives Integrates with Box for Seamless Research Collaboration

LabArchives integration with Box enables customers storing files over 250MB to be automatically stored in the institutional Box account, providing an extra layer of cloud-based secure storage, search and content sharing accessible through the LabArchives platform. Box and LabArchives are both Internet2 NET+ service providers and have undergone vetting and validation by Internet2 member campuses. The Internet2 NET+ program facilitates a rigorous service validation process led by universities, which ensures cloud services meet the research and education community's business, technical, legal, and compliance requirements.

New Subscriber Lists Available for NET+ Services

To enhance the community-oriented values of the NET+ program, we've recently enabled subscriber lists on 16 of our NET+ Services! The update will now allow community members to connect with other service users to share feedback and connect about best practices for implementing cloud services. Currently, subscription lists are available for Box, Duo Security, Splunk, AWS by DLT, Canvas, Azure, Blackboard, Code42 CrashPlan, DocuSign, LabArchives, LastPass, Mitel/Level 3 SIP Services, Office 365 Education, OneCampus by rSmart, SkySync and Vidyo.

Recorded Webinar:

Reap the Benefits of Data Management in an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)

Access this webinar to learn how your university’s research enterprise can benefit from an ELN to manage digital data assets with NET+ LabArchives

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Communication in the Cloud--From Notification to Collaboration 

Access the recent webinar resources as four Internet2 member institutions share cloud communications platform deployment experiences: mass notification from NET+ 2SMS at the University of Mississippi, video collaboration from NET+ Vidyo at Arizona State University, hosted voice from the NET+ SIP Service at Columbia, and IPTV from NET+ Philo at Texas A&M.