|[April 24, 2012]
Internet2, 16 Major Technology Companies Announce Cloud Service Partnerships to Benefit the Nation's Universities
ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Internet2 and some of the nation's most prominent high-tech firms
announced today partnerships that would expedite the delivery of cloud
services to college campuses nationwide, and address research, big data
and innovation challenges. Internet2, the world's most advanced
networking consortium led by the U.S. research and education community,
is pleased to be joined by Aastra; Adobe; Box; CENIC; Dell (News - Alert);
Desire2Learn; Duo Security; DuraSpace; Evogh; HP; Level 3
Communications; Merit Network, Inc.; Microsoft; Savvis, a CenturyLink
Company; SHI International; and The Solution Design Group in this
"These major cloud service partnerships are customized to meet the needs
of the Internet2 community and these offerings range in stages from
incubator, proof-of-concept, early adopter and general availability,"
said Dave Lambert, Internet2 CEO and president. "No other organization
in the United States is able to offer this level of collaboration
between higher education and the technology industry to launch these
strategic cloud services to effectively and efficiently advance
research, innovation and the education mission of our nation's leading
"We are working withour industry partners to explore new ways to
utilize this new capacity to build a cloud environment that is suited to
our needs," said Shelton Waggener, Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO
University of California Berkeley, who is the in-coming Internet2 Senior
Vice President to oversee NET (News - Alert)+ Services. "Our NET+ partners recognize
that our organizations can help them develop new business models,
services, and technical innovations that will address our needs for big
data, research, education and administration.
"By working together, we can leverage cloud and other services to use
these tools in innovative ways to transform our campuses," added
Waggener. "To our industry partners who provide services around our
network resources, I want to call out to you - consider the
possibilities of what our combined efforts can bring to the future."
Internet2 NET+ offerings provide "above the network" services to
Internet2 member organizations, including higher education, government,
and industry. The new services are tailored to the needs of the
Internet2 community, cost and administratively effective, and leverage
Internet2's 100G network and InCommon identity management services.
For more details about these new Internet2 NET+ Services, visit http://www.internet2.edu/netplus
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to participate in the service offerings.
Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by
the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2
provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education
organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop
innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and
community service missions. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu.
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