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Internet2 NET+ Infrastructure and Platform Services Program

Unlock the power of cloud infrastructure services with Internet2 NET+ Amazon Web Services.

Increasing the speed of research and innovation with big data analytics in the cloud holds great promise via Amazon Web Services (AWS). Research and education (R&E) institutions have historically struggled with making cloud solutions quickly available for enterprise academic use and research at scale. The Internet2 NET+ AWS provides a better path for institutions to speed adoption of AWS and remove many of the barriers that have stood in the way of enterprise deployment. The program, NET+ AWS, offers enhanced standards-based enterprise agreements, extremely favorable custom R&E based terms, ease of user account provisioning with central controls and critical R&E technology integrations. Further, data transfers to and from the AWS cloud have been substantially improved and include data transport waivers that allow scholars and scientists to scale their work and push limits with computing and analysis.

NET+ AWS offers:

  • Enterprise Agreements providing optimized terms and protections
  • Simple and efficient enterprise control framework to ease user and department account provisioning while maintaining central control
  • Substantial improvements to data transfer and access with no costs for inbound data plus data egress fee waiver
  • A direct AWS/Internet2 Network connection providing members with advanced capabilities for direct data transfer to the AWS cloud
  • Successful completion of the peer-driven service validation process adhering to community security, accessibility and performance standards
  • Discount thresholds automatically provided to all participating institutions based on total community volume.

NET+ Participation Agreements with standard terms for all of higher education can be executed immediately:

  • NET+ AWS includes new community-powered aggregation discounts, which scale for Infrastructure and Platform services and accrue to the service users on campus.

For more on access fees, see Internet2 NET+ Infrastructure and Platform Services Annual Access Fees.

The Internet2 NET+ initiative remains focused on helping the research and education (R&E) community accelerate user mobility in the cloud. These programs are great examples of how the community’s work with cloud service providers is making a difference. Act promptly—as even more community success at scale with these key infrastructure and platform services is possible.