Internet2, the world’s most advanced networking consortium, today announced individual partnerships with HP, SHI International and Box to deliver new Internet2 NET+ Services, including cloud computing and infrastructure services, to Internet2 members’ faculty, staff and students nationwide. The announcement was made at today’s Internet2 Fall Member Meeting.
Internet2 NET+ Services provide “above the network” services to Internet2 member organizations, including higher education, government, and industry. Cornell University; Indiana University; Penn State; University of California, Berkeley; University of Michigan; University of Notre Dame; University of Utah; and other Internet2 participating campuses will immediately begin testing and validating some of the specific offerings and services. The new services will create a platform tailored to the needs of the Internet2 community, and will leverage Internet2’s 100G network and InCommon identity management services. Higher education members who are InCommon subscribers may purchase Box and HP services in early 2012, as part of their annual membership.