Internet2 Expands NET+ To Support Universities, Research and Education Community With Amazon Web Services

  Internet2 Expands NET+ To Support Universities, Research and Education
  Community With Amazon Web Services

                  Program Open to Early Adopters in May 2013

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- April 23, 2013

Internet2, an advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading
higher education institutions, today announced a new cloud service program for
its members that will enable Internet2’s 221 member universities and
additional education institutions through Internet2’s NET+ Regional and Global
Partners program to take advantage of all Amazon Web Services (AWS), through a
third-party reseller.

The University of Virginia, the sponsoring institution, and the University of
Chicago, Cornell University, the University of Iowa and the University of
Wisconsin are working with AWS and Internet2 to define and tailor the new
service as an Internet2 NET+ offering, which is expected to be open to other
institutions in May 2013.

“The importance of cloud computing to the future of IT in education cannot be
underestimated,” said Michael R. McPherson, University of Virginia associate
vice president and deputy chief information officer. “From on-demand capacity
for mission-critical systems such as registration and learning management, to
cost-effective provisioning of high-throughput computing, to data mining and
databases, cloud resources are an inevitable component of our future computing
environments.AWS is a critical player in the cloud landscape, so we are
delighted to be able to work with AWS, Internet2, and our service validation
partners to bring this important suite of services to the Internet2
community.Internet2 NET+ is a great example of how we can all move more
quickly toward our goals by working together.”

This new Internet2 NET+ AWS program will provide a community-friendly,
self-service portal created and managed by AWS solution provider, DLT
Solutions; discounts on eligible AWS services; and expanded payment options
that include invoicing and grant-friendly, pre-payment services, as well as
traditional credit card payment services.The new offering will allow
universities to aggregate individual and institutional usage of AWS to achieve
cost savings and improved performance and functionality. This innovative
program also addresses data transfer costs. DLT Solutions also will provide
options for end-user and enterprise support services.

"AWS' ease of use, scale, and value proposition combined with the incredible
performance and capacity of the Internet2 Research and Education network and
Internet2's InCommonfederated identity capabilitieswill allow individuals on
participating campuses to quickly and easily gain access to the power and
capacity of this popular cloud computing platform," said Shelton Waggener,
Internet2 senior vice president.

"As a company focused on serving the U.S. Public Sector, DLT Solutions is
excited about this opportunity to provide a unique, national purchasing
program making it easy for Internet2's research and education community to
take advantage of the many benefits of cloud computing,” said Brian Strosser,
senior vice president corporate sales and strategy of DLT Solutions. “Our
partnership with Amazon Web Services offers our customers the most robust and
cost-effective, infrastructure-as-a-service platform in the industry."

Institutions interested in this new Internet2 NET+ AWS program should email or visit

About Internet2 •

Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the
nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a
collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to
solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in
support of their educational, research, and community service missions.

Internet2 consists of 220 U.S. universities, 60 leading corporations, 70
government agencies, 38 regional and state education networks and more than
100 national research and education networking partners representing more than
50 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Emeryville,
Calif.; and Washington, DC.

About DLT Solutions

Formore thantwenty years, DLT Solutions has been the IT software and
solutions provider of choice forfederal,state,local government and
educationcustomers. By hand selecting its manufacturer partners
includingAmazon Web Services, Autodesk,Google,NetApp,Oracle,Quest
Software,Red Hat,SolarwindsandSymantec, DLT fulfills its mission to be a
value-added reseller of only the best software and hardware products and
services, as well as a premier provider of technical support, through its many
governmentcontracts. The company specializes in carefully-selected solution
areas —Cloud Computing,Data Center Consolidation,Geospatial Data
Systemsand Computer-Aided Design forTransportation,


Todd Sedmak, 202-331-5373
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