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University CIO Perspectives on Deploying Cloud Infrastructure

Time 04/09/14 01:15PM-02:30PM

Room Governor's Square 12

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Session Abstract

A group of veteran higher education CIOs and senior campus IT leaders will share their experiences on the technical, administrative, policy, and business issues related to migrating campus infrastructure to the cloud, specifically focusing on voice and backup services.

Universities have diverse voice requirements. Some emphasize reliability and disaster preparedness, others focus on reduced costs and administration; many are prioritizing both. Adopters of the Internet2 NET+ SIP Program powered by Aastra and Level 3 Communications are growing, and each have unique perspectives to share with the community. This panel of early adopters will share those perspectives. The session will also provide an important opportunity to glean community feedback and direction for optimizing the services going forward.

Several panelists have moved backup services to the cloud as well. Reliable and dependable endpoint backup has been a frequently requested IT service within the research and education community. Providing campus backup traditionally entailed evaluating commercial on premise offerings that frequently involved substantial capital investment; deploying, maintaining, and refreshing hardware in the datacenter; developing complex internal chargeback and cost recovery models; and managing end user client software. With the shift to the cloud, some of the methods and approaches to deploying backup services have changed as well. Many institutions are grappling with how to integrate cloud backup into their existing service portfolios, as well as how to assess data handling, security, privacy, and compliance for a service like backup that is by definition most effective when it is ubiquitous.

The panel will speak to the ways in which their institutions moved these core IT infrastructure services to the cloud as well as engage the audience to discuss shared experiences


Speaker Jim Johnson Internet2

Speaker Walt Magnussen Texas A&M University

Speaker Damian Doyle University of Maryland Baltimore County

Speaker Leo Tran Tulane University

Speaker Andrew Keating Internet2

Speaker Melody Childs University of Alabama in Huntsville

Primary track Cloud, Trust, Identity and Middleware Applications

Secondary tracks Cyberinfrastructure Cloud, Trust, Identity and Middleware Applications Industry Partnership Development and Engagement Internet2 NET+ Services Cloud Services