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1 The Internet2 NET+ Services Program Jerry Grochow Interim Vice President CSG January, 2012

2 Survey Results from YOU (and your peers) Cloud applications and services of interest: Scalable compute and storage resources (on-demand services) File storage services Research computing (HPC) Public facing web services Archiving SaaS ( , ERP, credit-card processing, LMS, niche applications) Virtual computing labs Virtual desktop services Platform computing resources Identity management Library systems

3 Internet2 NET+ Approach Coordinate existing Internet2 beyond & network initiatives Develop a technical and business model for above-the-network services Leverage the network, middleware initiatives and federated authentication within a unified services organization Develop new programs with third-party vendors exploring: Alternative specifications Interoperability requirements Service level definitions Business services and pricing models

4 Why Internet2 for NET+ ? Developed and run by R1’s for R1’s National Footprint International Relationship Vendor Provider Management Deep ties with Research Universities and Regional Networks 15 years of operational experience – at scale Strong foundation of middleware services

5 Why Internet2 for NET+ ? Higher education globally looks to the research universities for leadership. WE NEED TO LEAD We need to move from Common Solution Group to Common Solutions Results!

6 Benefits to Internet2 Members Capabilities responsive to member demand On-going relationship with vendors to ensure that features and functions meet the specific needs of the Internet2 community Opportunities to leverage demand to lower costs Effective use of Internet2 services: Direct connection of service providers to Internet2 network Use of InCommon federated identity management to facilitate inter- university research Reduced administrative process: No need for contract terms negotiation Negotiated prices Procurement as part of Internet2 membership

7 Where Net+ is Today Cloud applications and services of interest: Scalable compute and storage resources (on-demand services) File storage services Research computing (HPC) Public facing web services Archiving SaaS ( , ERP, credit-card processing, LMS, niche applications) Virtual computing labs Virtual desktop services Platform computing resources Identity management Library systems

8 Initial Portfolio of Net+ Services InCommon Federation Federated Authentication, Assurance Program, Certificate Service Middleware MACE, Shibboleth®, Grouper™, Comanage Internet2 Commons Virtual meeting rooms, desktop collaboration, telepresence, other Cloud Services HP “Community Cloud” (Pilot) Collaboration Services from Box.net

9 University Early Participants Among others …

10 Update on NET+ Projects Scalable compute and storage resources (on-demand services) Research computing (HPC)

11 The Internet2 - HP+SHI Partnership Meeting our Infrastructure Needs Provide “community cloud” services, i.e. infrastructure and platform services, tailored to specific use cases of the higher ed community. Status: Signed Memorandum of Understanding with HP Four university teams implementing HPC, administrative applications, infrastructure examples during a four+ month proof-of-concept; first use in this month Business discussions proceeding in parallel; issues re contract terms, provisioning and billing, and service levels vs. price Target service to be available in Q

12 Update on NET+ Projects File storage services

13 The Internet2 - Box.net Partnership Addressing the Collaboration Challenge Enable users to securely store and share content via multiple devices and applications Status: Box/Internet2 agreement signed; Internet2/school agreement being negotiated Early adopters using Box to test and validate the offering Easy to use administrative portal being developed. Services will be made available to other schools when these are complete in early 2012 (over 60 inquiries already).

14 Box.net statistics 9,000,000 users 100,000 businesses 77% of the Fortune M files stores SAS 70 Type II Certified $160M+ venture capital funding

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