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Welcome to the NET+ Amazon Web Services (AWS) wiki.

Many Internet2 member institutions take advantage and non-member institutions take advantage of this service offering. If your institution is one of them then this wiki will provide details on how to make the most of your participation of the programming and interact with peers across Internet2 member institutions. 

This program is open to all higher education, affiliate and federal affiliate members as well as non-member higher education institutions. If you are looking details on how to join the program, please visit the Sign Up Tab of the NET+ AWS webpage.

You can also find out more about the Internet2 Cloud Connect offering for AWS Direct Connect.

Service Documentation and Resources

Accessibility:

Identity:

Information Security:

  • Cloud Controls Matrix - please email cloud@dlt.com
  • Higher Education Cloud Vendor Assessment Tool (HECVAT) - pending

Contract and Pricing:

Community Resources

Participate in our Community Conversation (Subscribers Only):

Institutions participating in the NET+ AWS program may take advantage of our email discussion list to receive curated program updates and participate in other activities and events.

We host a series of regular events for program subscribers. They For 2022 they include:

  • Bi-weekly NET+ AWS Technology Share calls where campus cloud enablement professionals, cloud engineers and developers, meet to discuss their challenges, share lessons learned and collaborate to find the best answers for their institutions' AWS deployment. AWS solutions architects and DLT support engineers regularly attend and participate.
  • Quarterly NET+ AWS Subscriber Calls (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) are home to strategic and directional conversations. The intended audience is cloud and infrastructure leadership, but anyone working on your AWS team is welcome to attend. Twice annually we invite AWS EDU leadership to join us and encourage campus infrastructure and IT leadership to join.
  • Quarterly NET+ AWS Tech Jams (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) bring together a couple of subscriber schools working on a specific issue with related technical experts from AWS to talk through the challenge and related choices. The rest of us watch and learn, tossing in our own questions as well. Example topics are building compliant environments, enforcing policies for FinOps best practices, etc. The December Jam is devoted to a rapid-fire recap of the announcements coming out of the annual AWS re:Invent conference that are most relevant to the NET+ subscriber community.
  • Quarterly NET+ AWS Town Halls welcome experts from AWS to present targeted topics to the community. Past Town Halls covered Ransomware, AWS Academy and Research Support Tools. We encourage subscribers to suggest topics we can work with AWS to bring to us.

Please contact netplus@internet2.edu to be added to any of these conversations.

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AWS Higher Education Adoption Guide Working Group:

Community members are working to create a best practice guide for setting up AWS for a higher education enterprise. We welcome cloud leaders, engineers, developers, network specialists, security professionals and others wishing to contribute to this effort. It's a great opportunity to get involved in the community. Please contact bflynn@internet2.edu if you are interested in participating.

Join the AWS Community Forum (Open to all community members):

Users of AWS are encouraged to join theAWS Community Channel in the Educause Cloud Community Group Slack. See the Higher Ed Cloud Community page on the Cloud Wiki for instructions to join.

Collaborate on the Cloud Wiki:

Speaking of community, did you know about the Cloud Wiki? This was created specifically for YOU, members of the higher education community to collaborate with each other. Log in to see a Cloud Job descriptions page and contribute your knowledge!

Contribute Code:

Looking to share your latest Terraform config? Add it to the Cloud Wiki Helpful GitHub Repos list or email sjeanes@internet2.edu to request access and create a repo in the Community Cloud Config GitHub organization.

Questions on Billing, AWS Orgs, or CloudCheckr:

Find answers to frequently asked question in these Knowledge Base articles.

Key Program Updates

Subscribers may review our mailing list archives for monthly program and AWS updates.

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NET+ AWS Service Advisory Board (SAB) Membership

  • Gerard Shockley, Boston University, Chair
  • Cornelia Bailey, University of Chicago
  • Shlomo Balass, Carnegie Mellon University
  • James Bennett, Indiana University
  • Asbed Bedrossian, Member Emeritus 
  • Damian Doyle, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Rikus Goosen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jeff Gumpf, Case Western Reserve University
  • Jim Jokl, University of Virginia
  • Scott Kirner, University of Notre Dame
  • David Lacey, J. Paul Getty Trust
  • Rick Rhoades, Penn State University
  • Jim Thomas, Indiana University

To Contact the Service Advisory Board

NET+ AWS Advisory Board Goals

Questions?

Send Feedback or Submit a Feature Request:

The NET+ AWS program is managed by an Internet2 program manager with the support of the NET+ AWS Service Advisory Board. 

The NET+ AWS Service Advisory Board reviews and priorities community feature requests on a periodic basis. Feature requests may be submitted to netplus@internet2.edu.