Internet2 and Mythics to Bring Oracle Cloud to US Universities

Mythics, Inc. an award-winning consulting firm, managed services provider and Platinum level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Internet2 to launch a provisional service as part of the Internet2 Cloud Services Program. The effort will provide differentiated Oracle Cloud services to Internet2 members, InCommon participants, and connected higher education institutions through regional partner programs. The Internet2 Oracle Cloud offering by Mythics provides differentiated Oracle Cloud capabilities that include enhanced network peering and a discounted community pricing structure that delivers savings in procurement efficiency and in the costs for Oracle Cloud services. With growth in community adoption of this service, Mythics and Internet2 will launch a full community-driven NET+ Service Validation to review work that has already taken place and to further differentiate the offering.

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

The contract provides access to the following Oracle Cloud services nationwide:

  • Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS)
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS)

“Mythics has a long proud history serving the research and higher education market and we are excited to foster even deeper relationships with the Internet2 community nationwide through our NET+ offering,” said John Iuliano, national education director for Mythics. “The provisional Internet2 Cloud Service offering now makes it easier than ever for community members to adopt Oracle Cloud, to enable modern institutions that are improving scholarship and science with integrated cloud technologies by Oracle.”

‘”Oracle has been providing enterprise capabilities in the research and higher education market for decades,” said Pat Mungovan, group vice president of higher education, research, and academic medical center sales for Oracle. “We help thousands of customers and partners worldwide continuously innovate in this crucial segment. Our new relationship with Mythics and Internet2 will provide additional access to our latest Oracle Cloud services and capabilities, building on that foundation of innovation while simultaneously enabling next generation education and research.”

“Our research and education community is driving significant growth in generation and curation of digital resources. Working with Mythics and Oracle, Internet2 Industry members, builds upon a history of engagement with the higher education research institutions and lays the foundation to continue our work to tailor Oracle Cloud Services offering for Internet2 community,” says Shelton Waggener, Senior Vice President of Internet2.