Welcome to Community Update March/April 2017

The March/April 2017 issue of Community Update brings you the latest on next-generation network planning, trust and identity and service developments, important headlines from around the Internet2 community, and of course, a generous helping of events and social media items.

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Internet2 News

Internet2 and GlobalNOC Sign New Agreement

GlobalNOC, IU and Internet2 logosOn behalf of Internet2 and Indiana University, we are pleased to inform you that on March 15 Indiana University and Internet2 executed a contract between Internet2 and the GlobalNOC that continues the long-standing operational and strategic relationship that assures exemplary support for the Internet2 Network.

Following overarching principles derived from the Operations Excellence Community Steering Team report, the teams from Internet2 and GlobalNOC have developed what we believe is a fully modernized agreement that includes better definition of services, measurable outcomes and appropriate success metrics. 

The initial term of the agreement is 3.5 years commencing on July 1, 2017 and, unless terminated by either party, will automatically renew for two successive one-year terms. 

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Steve Fleagle, Pankaj Shah and Steve Corbato whose work on behalf of the community in supporting the work of the negotiating team was invaluable. Our thanks as well to Rob Vietzke, Dave Jent, Alison Ferreira, Jon-Paul Herron, and Chris Wilkinson. This team put in long hours to assure the success of this process.

We are pleased and gratified to have achieved this very important step forward and thank you all for your feedback and patience throughout this process. Please reach out to either of us if you have any questions whatsoever.  

—Dave Lambert, Internet2 and Brad Wheeler, Indiana University

Focus on TIER Security

Kicking the Tires graphicThe March TIER Newsletter features a focus on TIER Security by Klara Jelinkova, CIO at Rice University and TIER Community Investor Council Chair, and an overview of “Adding Multifactor Authentication to Federation,” by Tom Barton, University of Chicago. This newsletter also includes updates on each of the TIER working group activities and ways to get involved.

Universities Work Together To Transform Dentistry Systems

Transforming dentistry systems through collaboration with NET+ imageLeveraging Internet2 NET+, collaborators from the Universities of Michigan, North Carolina and Pittsburgh selected ICE Health Systems to develop a unique cloud-based offering meeting the complex needs of dental education, clinical care and research.

Community Working Groups Creating Draft National Infrastructure Requirements

Network preview imageGet a first glimpse of the themes being discussed by working groups as they develop a first draft of requirements for the next national R&E networking infrastructure.

First in NY: Stony Brook Connected at 100G

100G speedometerStony Brook University is the first higher education institution in New York State to offer a 100G connection to the NYSERNet network—and through it to the Internet2 Network. The new connection gives Stony Brook research an infrastructure that “matches its aspirations.”

Blog Posts

Internet2 DDoS Mitigation Update

DDoS graphicIn this post you’ll learn the current status of the Security Working Group’s DDoS-related activities, and plan now to attend the DDoS Mitigation Update session at the 2017 Internet2 Global Summit on April 26 at 3:00pm ET.

Globally Connecting Science, Research & Education

global network architecture visionThat's the vision for the Internet2 Global Network Architecture. Find out how the GNA Technical Working Group is fleshing out this vision through guidelines for exchange points, reference architecture operations and a number of other topics. You'll also find an interactive map, as well as white papers on virtualization, information architecture and the Commons.

Global Summit Trust and Identity Preview

Trust and Identity Global Summit preview imageCheck out this guided tour of all things Trust and Identity at the 2017 Global Summit, including highlighted sessions and a full schedule.

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Community News

Dropbox Education Now Available to Internet2 Members

Dropbox logoAs announced in early March, Dropbox, the popular file storage and collaboration platform, is available to Internet2 member universities across the country. The Internet2 NET+ peer-driven validation process will ensure the Dropbox Education offering is easier to adopt, optimized for the academic enterprise, and available under the most favorable commercial terms.

CENIC Award Goes to Women in IT Networking at SC

Women in IT at SCinetCENIC has presented the 2017 Innovations in Networking Award to the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program in recognition of the program's work to expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff (SCinet is the world class network built from scratch for each year's Supercomputing Conference) and to provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of networking.

Nebraska Public Libraries Participate in IMLS-Internet2 Pilot to Assess Rural Library Broadband

Nebraska Public Libraries broadband pilot photoRead how Internet2 is partnering with the Nebraska Library Commission and Network Nebraska to pilot the IMLS-funded Broadband Toolkit. The pilot will leverage both the technology capabilities gained through the Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities BTOP grant, and the broadband and E-Rate expertise of Network Nebraska.

Maas to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce MaasCongratulations to University of Wisconsin–Madison CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology Bruce Maas, who received Fusion CEO-CIO 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for 42 years serving higher education IT in Wisconsin and worldwide.

Internet2 Community Supports Simultaneous SXSW Video Streams

SXSW performanceOn March 13 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, multiple video streams from Tokyo artists were extracted in real-time and transported synchronously in various media formats over an Advanced Layer 2 Service Internet2 Network connection, then dynamically projected on double-sided transparent screens using NTT Japan's Kirari! technologies.

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