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Colocated Meetings & Workshops

The following meetings and workshops are colocated with the 2017 Global Summit and available to anyone, including meeting attendees.

Cloud 101: Campus Cloud Service Deployment Workshop

Sunday, April 23 (9:30am–4:00pm)
For registration information, see the 2017 Global Summit Registration page.

Open to representatives from Internet2 member campuses and US UCAN organizations (limited to 50 attendees). To register as a US UCAN particpant, please contact meetingregistration@internet2.edu.

An updated and expanded version of similar sessions from the 2016 Global Summit and EDUCAUSE conferences, this daylong workshop is designed for campuses who are exploring, or have embarked on, the implementation of a campus cloud strategy. Led by domain experts from the Internet2 staff and campus colleagues, the session will introduce you to the technical, legal, and risk management considerations important to evaluating and selecting cloud services for your campus. The format will include a mix of presentations and interactive elements with materials review on best practices from the hundreds of campus deployments, hands on practical exercises, and peer engagement. You will gain insights in how to structure internal campus governance, considerations for selection of cloud based products, structure cloud contracts, understand how to influence product direction of cloud providers, and more. Finally, participants will also receive an update on the Internet2 NET+ program as well as a demo and overview of the Center for Service Discovery. Lunch will be provided.

Executive Briefing: Moving to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

Sunday, April 23 (9:30am–12:30pm)
For registration information, see the 2017 Global Summit Registration page.

With many universities moving at least some of their enterprise applications and services to the cloud and others actively planning migrations, Amazon Web Services is increasingly part of every campus IT strategy. Migrating to the cloud requires CIOs to rethink how IT services are delivered and how to prepare those who manage and deliver the services. In this executive briefing, AWS team members, Internet2 staff, and campus colleagues will discuss the current AWS service portfolio, share examples of successful cloud migrations, and explain how campus IT leadership can facilitate their community getting started with AWS or accelerate and optimize usage of AWS already occurring on their campuses. Additional topics in this overview presentation will include: approaches to governance, security, risk, budget and cost models, vendor relations, and legal considerations as well as the next steps for "deep dives" on campus. Lunch will be provided.

Executive Briefing: Google Cloud Platform for Research

Sunday, April 23 (1:00pm–4:00pm)
For registration information, see the 2017 Global Summit Registration page.

The growth of cloud computing resources to support research is advancing quickly, with new capabilities, features, and options emerging at an unprecedented rate.  The addition of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as a proposed NET+ service offers an opportunity for campus to provide a broad array of services tailored for academic disciplines of all types, all available to campus researchers at a click.  This session is targeted to campus technology executives who will learn about GCP capabilities, see specific use case presentations by Internet2 member campuses, and be provided a detailed overview of the NET+GCP planned offering.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Registrants will be provided briefing materials in advance of the session.

More Than Just Backups: Understanding Digital Preservation

Thursday, April 27 (8:30am–12:30pm)
For registration information, see the 2017 Global Summit Registration page.

Saving the digital content being produced by the academy has become a race against time.  This workshop will cover the fundamentals of digital preservation that every technologist should understand.  Learn why simply relying on backups is insufficient and even dangerous.

Areas covered:

  •  Why backups alone are not a preservation strategy
  • ​ What contextual metadata is recommended for reuse of research data and archives
  • Why multiple technical infrastructures should be included with geographic separation of your preserved data. 
  • How preservation costs can be lowered by establishing a national peering model.
  • Leveraging the Internet2 backbone for large scale transfer of preservation content to the cloud.