Google Cloud Platform Enters NET+ Service Validation
We are excited today to announce the entry of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) into NET+ Service Validation! Service validation is a rigorous, community led process to customize and enhance a cloud service for use by Internet2 members and our extended community. Service validation will be led by your colleagues at Michigan State University.
Michigan State, along with eight other universities, will evaluate and validate a number of aspects of the Google Cloud Platform offering, with a special eye to developing capabilities specific to the needs of the research and education community. These areas include:
- Improved peering and routing over the Internet2 Network for GCP traffic
- Integration with the InCommon identity federation
- Validated accessibility to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WACG) standards
- Validate security including a review of GCP’s Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) and SOC2
- Documented use cases for researcher offerings on GCP, including BigQuery and GCP Cloud Machine Learning Engine using the TensorFlow framework
- Documented patterns for account management and billing support
- Enhanced contractual terms and pricing, including a Data Egress Waiver for traffic flowing back to the campus from GCP
Learn more about the service validation of NET+ Google Cloud Platform here.