In this issue of the NET+ Cloud Highlights News, see details of Internet2 community events at EDUCAUSE 2016, enhancements for NET+ Amazon Web Services, an upcoming cloud video webinar with life-changing implications, a recap of Boxworks, and more!

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NET+ LabArchives

LabArchives is a leading cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) used by more than 135,000 scientists, professors and students throughout the world (including two Nobel prize winners) to store, organize, share, and publish their laboratory data.

NET+ LabArchives:

  • Is the only Internet2 community vetted and approved ELN
  • Has an integrated widget platform with customizable, interactive HTML applications
  • Is integrated with NET+ Box for storage and collaboration; and
  • Is fully HIPAA compliant via a Business Associates agreement developed by university counsel for the Internet2 community


2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Internet2 at Educase 2016See all the ways the Internet2 community will be participating. From the latest in the Trust & Identity in Education & Research Initiative (TIER), to Cloud Contracts, to CIO Roundtable discussions on Diversity, as well as open hours on Tuesday, there are many ways to connect with Internet2 peers.

New Webinar: Treating Autism in Schools and Homes with Advanced Video Collaboration and Robotics

NET+ Vidyo

Register now for this special webinar on 10/19 at 2p ET. Join Akron Children’s Hospital and the University of Utah to see 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+ Amazon Web Services (AWS) by DLT Increases Network Peering to 100 Gb/s with Improved Resiliency

NET+ AWSIn this new blog post, see how Internet2 member institutions have added resiliency and capacity to access their AWS environments at 100Gb/s—thanks to further collaboration between the Internet2 community, DLT Solutions, and AWS to continually improve the NET+ AWS by DLT program.  

Learn more about NET+ AWS by DLT

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Higher Education at Boxworks 2016

Boxworks 2016

Catch the highlights of Boxworks 2016 as a dozen CIOs from the Internet2 higher education community joined thousands of colleagues from around the world for the annual Boxworks conference. Get details of “All New Box,” the Box partnership with Google, Box Relay and Box Notes—as well as updates on key issues for the Internet2 community.

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Bringing Video Conferencing into the LMS Ecosystem: NET+ Vidyo and Canvas

NET+ Vidyo

In this blog post, see how a new integration between NET+ Vidyo and Canvas LMS was developed on the IDSolutions Flame platform with a singular focus of removing barriers to adoption. 

Visit IDSolutions Booth #1764 at EDUCAUSE 2016 to learn more about NET+ Vidyo

See more about NET+ Canvas

Splunk Pledges $100 Million to Bring Technology Resources to the World

NET+ Splunk

Splunk Pledge commits $100M donation over 10 years for software licenses, training, support, education and volunteerism to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in order to support academic research and generate social impact; as well as global expansion of the Splunk Academic Program to train the workforce of tomorrow--currently with a nationwide reach through Internet2.

UNH chooses NET+ Box as top cloud storage program

NET+ Box

The University of New Hampshire recently implemented NET+ Box (Box @ UNH) to provide content collaboration management to students and faculty. UNH has enabled single sign on to Box @ UNH for login with UNH credentials and users can upload or create files on an unlimited amount of cloud storage space.

Best Practices for Protecting Student Data in the Cloud

Protecting Student Data

This Ed Tech Magazine piece discusses how cloud-based services can increase security if implemented correctly. Data security remains a lingering concern when considering a transition to cloud-based services. Institutions can look for products that carry Internet2 NET+ certification—ensuring a high standard of security in the cloud.

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Webinar Resources: Managing Campus Cloud Risk—Key Security & Identity Strategies

NET+ Security & Identity

Access the webinar resources including recording and slides from the recent webinar as Internet2 member campuses shared strategies and experiences to decrease cyber security vulnerabilities in the Cloud and create a more secure cyber-culture at their institutions through the peer-driven and standards-based Internet2 NET+ initiative. Learn about four high-value NET+ security and identity strategies:

  • Operational Intelligence with NET+ Splunk at Baylor University
  • Password Management with NET+ LastPass at Duke University
  • Digital Transaction Management with NET+ Docusign at UCSF, and;
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) management with NET+ ICE at the University of Michigan

NET+ SkySync—Free Trial and New Pricing Model


See details of a new free trial and pricing model for the Internet2 NET+ SkySync service—a piece of middleware technology that enables higher education institutions to tightly integrate and sync or migrate files across 30+ on-premises and cloud storage services. Members and NET+ subscribers receive up to 30 days and 300GB of File Transfer/Sync at no cost with a 50% discount on current NET+ SkySync services.

NET+ Splunk - Free Training for ALL Internet2 Higher Ed Members!

NET+ Splunk

Access full details and registration for NET+ Splunk training announced earlier this year. The NET+ Advisory Board, working with our partners at Splunk, have developed a training offering tailored to support students, faculty, and staff who work with unstructured data. That program, worth more than $2,500 at education discount, is available at no cost only through February 28, 2017. Your campus is encouraged to join the over 3,000 colleagues across the Internet2 community that have already taken advantage of this program.

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