FULTON, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kion, the leading provider of cloud enablement solutions, today announced its acceptance into the Internet2 community by successfully completing the NET+ program service evaluation. Kion was reviewed by over 10 higher education institutions who felt the company was well positioned to serve the cloud services needs of the research and education community. Through this collaboration with Internet2, Kion will be able to offer its leading cloud enablement solution to more cloud-first research and education organizations, including Internet2’s 400+ member institutions, and offers the added benefits of streamlined sourcing, evaluation documentation and preferred prices.
Research and educational institutions operate in demanding technology, security, compliance, and legal environments. These institutions want to integrate cloud management and governance controls into their environment to enforce policies, provide access control, implement financial guardrails, and meet security and compliance requirements across cloud accounts and across different cloud providers. Kion software, offered through the Internet2 NET+ program, provides a vehicle to deliver these controls through a single cloud-enabled platform.
“Higher education institutions are ready to fully embrace the cloud, but face the challenge of scaling in the cloud in a time- and cost-efficient manner while meeting specific financial and compliance requirements. The cloud is a critical resource for accelerating innovation and success in the administrative, academic, and research branches of higher education today. Delivering a streamlined and cost-effective process for scaling the cloud is exactly what we do here at Kion,” said Randy Shore, VP Delivery & Support at Kion. “Through our partnership with Internet2, we will be able to play a critical role in advancing research and education further and faster in the cloud.”
“Kion provided excellent support and guidance throughout the evaluation process of the Internet2 NET+ service. Their solution’s design appears to be particularly well-suited to the funding models and organizational structures commonly found in higher education,” said Mark Ratliff, Director of Cloud Infrastructure Services, Office of Information Technology at Princeton University and a member of the service evaluation team at Internet2NET+. “Kion promises to help institutions improve visibility, control and accountability for cloud costs.”
From October 25-28, 2022, Kion will be attending EDUCAUSE 2022 in Denver, CO, where the company will showcase its cloud enablement solution and show how it addresses the unique needs of higher education. Visit Kion at Expo booth #1535 and make an appointment to connect with Kion experts by visiting https://hello.kion.io/meet-kion-at-educause22. Randy Shore will also moderate a panel discussion with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Texas A&M University entitled “Your cloud: a well-managed ranch or the wild, wild west?”. on Thursday at EDUCAUSE 2022.
To learn more about what Internet2 NET+ Kion offers, please visit: https://internet2.edu/services/kion/.
To learn more about Kion, visit: https://www.kion.io.
Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded in 1996 by the country’s leading higher education institutions. Internet2 offers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions—including a trusted advanced network, NET+ cloud solutions, and security services—that leverage and integrate, amplifying its members’ strengths and helping to support their educational, research, and charitable missions. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Denver, Colo.; and Washington, DC For more information, visit https://internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.
Kion is a cloud enablement solution that helps companies simplify management and governance activities to take full advantage of the cloud. The platform provides visibility and control across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud environments, enabling customers to securely provision accounts, maintain financial control, and ensure security compliance. Wherever they are on their journey to the cloud, Kion empowers organizations to go faster and further.