Mar 28, 2017,
by Shelton Waggener
Recently, there has been some confusion and questions about the Internet2 NET+Splunk program posted on this and other higher ed email lists regarding the status, pricing, and availability of the program. For those new to this effort, in 2012 Internet2 began a partnership with Splunk - the provider of unstructured data analytic tools, to find ways to make their technology and tools available across higher education. Recognizing the growth of data across every area of higher education, (and the likelihood of much of it moving to the cloud) campuses began to explore ways for Splunk to help their institutions and more broadly research and scholarship. Internet2 then signed the original three-year agreement allowing subscription by Internet2 member campuses, 82 of whom have subsequently deployed. Additionally the program supported access to all US non profit higher education campuses to Splunk certification training at no cost, a benefit that has been utilized by thousands of individuals across our community.