Welcome to the higher education cloud infrastructure and platform community hosted by Internet2!   This page is often referred to by the Higher Ed Cloud community as simply, "The Cloud Wiki."

The purpose of this page is to maintain a publicly accessible repository of relevant cloud computing architecture documents, best practices, procedures, events, discussions and general lessons learned from the higher education IT community. 

To access the existing resources, please use the Confluence navigation pane on the left side of the page. 


This page was originally created out of meeting at the University of Chicago during the Summer of 2014. The group of attendees chose six topics for discussion at the meeting, and added a seventh during the discussions:

  • Network Design

  • Security Controls

  • Server Provisioning and Lifecycle

  • Data Protection

  • Separation of Duties

  • Provisioning for courses and teaching

  • HIPAA compliance and treatment of protected health information.