With the recent announcements from Internet2 about their Cloud Connect program, the “When Direct Connect?” vs. “When VPN?” has been the subject of vigorous discussion in the cloud community. Emory University has constructed an impressive environment to automate the provisioning and use of AWS by their research community. As part of their extensive research, testing and configuration, Emory decided to use VPNs for these accounts over AWS Direct Connect at this time. Jimmy Kincaid did the analysis for Emory and has graciously agreed to join us for a call to explain his findings and explain how they made their decision and implemented it.
Yale University had the need to reduce seven data centers on campus to two primary facilities and establish disaster recovery for critical services. With the availability of cloud resources, Yale was able to provide a comprehensive plan for consolidation of onsite resources and make available multiple cloud providers. Providing a hybrid approach with on premise Data Centers and extending to cloud providers, Yale is able to offer its community availability for disaster recovery, scalability of onsite resources, and self-service resources such as servers and storage. Attendees to this session will learn the challenges and opportunities of considering hybrid cloud options.
Over the past three years, Notre Dame University has moved more than 80% of their IT infrastructure and services to Amazon Web Services (AWS). On this month’s Higher Education Cloud Collaboration conference call, leaders from Notre Dame University will provide an overview of their move to AWS, and will share their lessons learned and advice for other institutions.
Benjamin Rota (Harvard) and David Seidl (Notre Dame) present on strategies for shifting funding models for cloud services.