Internet2 Welcomes Google Cloud to its Community
Internet2 and Google plan to work with member institutions to explore higher education cloud technology opportunities
Washington D.C. – October 25, 2016 –Internet2, announced today that Google has joined its community, a not-for-profit, member driven advanced technology and networking consortium dedicated to enabling innovation and scientific discoveries for the next generation of research and education. Google plans to work with Internet2 and its member institutions to explore higher education technology opportunities with Google Cloud Platform, which enables developers to build, test, and deploy applications on Google's highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure.
Internet2 is comprised of over 300 higher education institutions working together alongside leading corporations, government agencies and research facilities. On behalf of its member institutions, Internet2 operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education (R&E) network and also operates trust, identity and cloud service programs.
Google Cloud Platform offers businesses and universities the same powerful infrastructure, data analytics, and machine learning that Google uses to drive innovation and performance. Google Cloud Platform frees organizations from the overhead of managing infrastructure, provisioning servers and configuring networks.
"The Internet2 community has a rich history of pioneering new technologies and innovations and we see Google Cloud Platform's involvement as an ideal way to further engage the community in deep conversations about next generation services and technologies," said Shel Waggener, senior vice president, Internet2. "We look forward to working with Google Cloud Platform on many potential projects to benefit our higher education members."
The Google Cloud Platform suite of services can power university infrastructure, research and teaching and now serves over one billion end-users through its customers' products and services.
It is anticipated that Internet2 and Google will work with Internet2 member universities across the United States to explore how GCP can better serve higher education. Through community input, we hope to identify projects that can help meet the needs of the higher education's community in the areas of data analytics and machine learning technologies, using Google's cloud tools.
Member institutions interested in these early collaborations can sign up to receive more information.
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 shared technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, with Internet2 Network Operations Center powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 317 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 80 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.