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Internet2 NET+ Program Sessions at 2013 Internet2 Annual Meeting

Apr 16, 2013, by Shel Waggener
Tags: Events, Executive Insights, imported, Internet2 Annual Meetings

AM13BannerCloud Proud™ Development: Mitigate Cloud Computing Risks Using Internet2 NET+ Agreements Monday, April 22, 2013, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM; Salon J (NET+ Track Session) The acquisition of cloud computing services presents a paradigm shift from traditional IT procurement, and brings with it a unique set of risks. This presentation will discuss this paradigm shift, provide an overview of the associated risks, and highlight the ways in which Internet2 NET+ agreements help universities mitigate these risks. Presented by Thomas Trappler Director, UCLA Software Licensing; Instructor/Advisor, Contracting for Cloud Computing Services, University of California, Los Angeles

Internet2 NET+ Services Sessions Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM; Salon A NET+ Service Sessions are geared toward having specific NET+ Service Providers and University representatives discuss services in greater detail, dialogue with current and prospective users, and interact with the overall community to seek improvements and inspiration.

10:00AM NET+ CrashPlan PROe Back up everyone, everywhere! Now, with NET+ CrashPlan PROe, your faculty and staff get easy, self-service access to backed up files from any computer or mobile device while IT gets a single, secure, powerful, cross-platform endpoint backup solution that’s easy to manage. Attend this panel session to hear from Code 42 President and COO Brian Bell — as well as several Internet2 service validation organizations — how the NET+ CrashPlan PROe service meets the special data protection and disaster recovery needs of educational institutions.

10:30AM NET+ Canvas A cloud-based learning management system with powerful features, the Canvas platform includes: migration tools, web services integrations, mobile access support, analytics, ePortfolio and more. The NET+ Canvas service will include additional unique features such as SAML2 federated identity and additional current or planned integrations with other NET+ services.

11:00AM NET+ Vidyo Video conferencing is expanding from rooms to personal devices in offices, dorms, homes and anywhere you have an Internet connection. The democratization of videoconferencing is here, and now available to you through the Internet2 NET+ Vidyo Service. NET+ Vidyo is natural, HD quality video communication that you can use over the Internet and wireless networks. Share your desktop or a specific application window and you have a powerful collaboration tool. Connect your existing room systems, laptop computers, tablets and even smartphones in the same Vidyo conference. In this session, you will learn about NET+ Vidyo and see it live as participants join from Arizona State and share a faculty research presentation, and interact with the audience.  You’ll get to experience Vidyo on a Mac and a tablet live as well as see a participant on an iPhone join remotely.

Internet2 NET+ Services Sessions (continued) Tuesday, April 23, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Salon A

12:00PM Microsoft's Internet2 NET+ Services:

Windows Azure and Office 365 for Education Microsoft is partnering with Internet2 to develop NET+ service offerings around both Windows Azure and Office 365 Education.  This talk will give greater detail around the offerings as well as the features of the services.

1:00PM NET+ Box: Introduction to Box and University Experiences with the Service NET+ Box provides a storage and collaboration service that gives faculty, staff and students the ability to access, store, and share content securely—anywhere, anytime, on any device. This session will provide a brief overview of the Box platform and an introduction from several universities that have signed up for NET+ Box about their implementations.

1:30PM NET+ Desire2Learn Capture: Capturing the Learning Experience During this session, discover how Desire2Learn Capture can extend the reach of your institution. This integrated lecture capture and webcasting solution enables you to effortlessly capture rich-media presentations and broadcast them to online audiences, live and on-demand.

2:00PM NET+ AWS: Amazon Web Services Procurement This session will provide an overview of the contracting and procurement process for the new NET+ Amazon Web Services program through DLT Solutions.

2:30 PM NET+ Box: Identity Management in the Cloud As higher education institutions increasingly turn to cloud software solutions to create and share academic, research and business content, security and identity management are a priority consideration for IT. In this session, hear Grant Shirk, group product marketing manager at Box, discuss the challenges facing higher education technology decision makers as they look to centralize and automate the management of user accounts and access privileges.

Joining this session is Nicholas Lee, senior technical consultant at Box, who will explain the solutions available to universities that are easily adopted and also meet the demands for protecting user identity data with a secure and scalable cloud infrastructure. This session will also focus on:

  • Centralizing application control
  • Flexible identity provisioning
  • Enabling modes of inter-campus interactions
Jumping to the Cloud with the Internet2 NET+ SIP Program –

Lessons Learned from Early Implementers 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM; Salon I/II/III This session will be a panel of four early implementers of the Internet2 NET+ SIP in the Cloud Program. Member representatives from Tulane University, Iowa State University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Texas A&M University will share their SIP Services implementation experiences. The panel will discuss reasons for deciding to move to cloud-based services, contractual requirements, the implementation process and possible future directions for the Internet2 NET+ SIP Program.

eduroam Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Session 3:00 PM - 4:00PM; Salon F/G Updates about the deployment of eduroam and new developments in Wi-Fi roaming will be addressed by organizers and audience. BYOT (Bring your Own Topic).

Internet2 NET+ Services Sessions Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM; Salon E/F/G

8:00 AM NET+ DocuSign DocuSign is an electronic signature, transaction management, and document workflow service. Accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device, the DocuSign Global Network connects organizations to their customers, partners, suppliers, and employees where they transact business in confidence. DocuSign helps decrease transaction cycle times, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction with the easiest, fastest, most secure global network for sending, signing and tracking documents in the cloud.

8:30 AM NET+ AWS: Amazon Web Services Security AWS delivers a highly scalable cloud computing platform with high availability and reliability, and the flexibility to enable customers to build a wide range of applications. In order to provide end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy, AWS builds services in accordance with security best practices, provides appropriate security features in those services, and documents how to use those features.  Please join us for a brief overview and opportunity to ask those burning security questions.

Internet2 NET+ Services Sessions 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM; Salon E/F/G These NET+ Service Sessions will be overview presentations given by various NET+ Service Providers to Internet2 members and the overall community regarding their services and how interested parties can participate.

NET+ FuzeBox Through FuzeBox’s HD video conferencing and visual collaboration solution, universities and research labs now have the ability to bring global solutions to education and scientific discovery faster than ever before. By leveraging Fuze's unique mixture of unparalleled, HD audio technology, crystal clear video capabilities, and content sharing capabilities students, teachers and faculty worldwide can connect via any device at any time.  The ability to collaborate face-to-face without having to be physically present, will transform children into students of the world and allow geographically dispersed organizations to become true partners, meeting eye-to-eye without necessarily being face-to-face. FuzeBox creates a true human connection by giving participants the flexibility to connect via desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or H.323 endpoint. This kind of mobile freedom makes attending a classroom, conference or meeting, easy and convenient. Additionally, with Fuze's advanced cloud-based content sharing feature, participants can collaborate on a number of files including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, high resolution images and HD videos, Power Point presentations and more.

NET+ eduroam The service that started in Europe ( and is rapidly growing globally has had much success in the US and will soon reach one hundred participating institutions. Available to the research and education community (including libraries, museums, and selected government agencies), the eduroam service provides instant, authenticated and encrypted network access, mainly to Wi-Fi networks, to all participants of the federation. Connect once to the eduroam service at your local institution, and you are ready to roam regionally, nationally, and internationally—with no other steps required.

NET+ Merit Network Merit Network, Inc. provides hosted applications and hosted infrastructure offerings to the Internet2 community.

DuraCloud: An Internet2 NET+ Service for Online Archiving DuraCloud is an open source solution for archiving and preserving content in the cloud. The solution is offered as a managed service by the DuraSpace organization, or can be deployed locally at an institution.  DuraCloud's key value proposition is it allows organizations to easily connect to cloud compute and storage, without getting locked into any one specific cloud vendor.  The DuraCloud service enables organizations to choose Amazon, San Diego Cloud, Rackspace or all three. Universities are using DuraCloud to provide online backup, archiving and preservation services for managing  digital content.  DuraCloud is integrated with other DuraSpace supported platforms, namely DSpace and Fedora, in order to provide a complete solution for managing, persisting and preserving digital artifacts.  DuraCloud for backup, archiving and preservation is available today as a Netplus service under Early Adopter.  This presentation will give an overview of DuraCloud, how Institutions are using DuraCloud and key advantages offered to Internet 2 members.

NET+ Update Session 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM; Salon E/F/G The NET+ Update Session will be a review of all current and new NET+ Services, presented by the Internet2 NET+ team. This presentation will provide an overview of the services currently in the catalogue open to university sign-up, as well as information about new service offerings beginning service validation.

Internet2 NET+ Cloud Services Working Group 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM; Salon E/F/G Co-sponsored by Internet2 and EDUCAUSE, this working group is intended to provide the R&E communities a forum for collaboration, coordination, and the sharing of best practices as they relate to the adoption and use of cloud services. Open to broad participation from the members of both organizations, the CSWG has a primary focus on the business and organizational challenges of cloud services adoption and to facilitate coordination with other constituency groups working on related issues from the Internet2 and EDUCAUSE community. The active members of the CSWG will drive the agenda of the group--and self-forming subgroups--based on the needs of their own institutions and those of the whole higher education community.

eContent (eText) Roundtable: Views from the Campus 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM; Salon I/II/III Several institutions that have been active participants in the eContent/eText pilots thus far will share their viewpoints and experiences on a variety of aspects, including: Accessibility; Transition from Pilot-to-Campus wide implementation; Socio-economic impact at small/community colleges; administration of pilots/offerings; challenges and opportunities. Join in the discussion and learn from those who have been at the forefront of this exciting initiative.

Cloud Proud™ Development: Making your campus NET+ cloud ready, platform agnostic, and prepared to design cloud aware applications 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM; Salon E/F/G Moving your applications into the cloud requires a deep understanding of not just cloud provider options, but development tools and techniques to make sure your applications can successfully run in the cloud and are designed from the ground up to be "Cloud Agnostic" so you are not faced with a cloud vendor lock in situation. This session is part of the Cloud Proud™ portfolio of training and tools to provide campuses best practices in migration to the cloud.

Presented By Mark Geene, CEO – Co-Founder, and Gary Gaessler, VP Sales & Marketing and Co-Founder, Cloud Elementss, a proposed NET+ provider who is in Inquiry phase with their leading solutions ind VMWare, Cloud Foundry, and growing library of Cloud Elements for integration in the Cloud.