GPN 2022 Annual Meeting


We thank each one of our valued sponsors and exhibitors who have helped make the GPN 2022 Annual Meeting possible. You will have ample opportunities to meet with them throughout the day on Thursday. Our Platinum and Gold Level Sponsors will have booths set up in the Artists Foyer, and our Exhibitor Level Sponsors are in McCoy B. Please take a few moments to visit their booths, leave your business card, and talk with them about their products and services. Also check out the Virtual Marketplace where we have gathered the promotional and marketing materials provided by each sponsor for this conference.  


The Sponsor Showcase Breaks are two special half-hour breaks (10:30 AM and 3:15 PM) that we have built into the schedule on Thursday.  We encourage you to visit all of our sponsors to meet their representatives, listen to short product briefings, pick up some product brochures (and maybe a give-away or two), and learn how these companies are able to help you with your most challenging IT or research projects.


A special opportunity to hear from our Platinum Level Sponsors takes place at 11:00 AM on Thursday.  We have scheduled Sponsor Lightning Talks during which our Platinum Level Sponsors will offer brief 10-15 minute presentations on topics of their choice.


Gala Reception Sponsor

PIER Group formed in early 2018 as the result of a group’s passion for the Research and Education industry. With an average of 25 years experience serving the R&E community, the PIER Group team is passionate about research and education and works hard every day to continue delivering the best possible technology for the best possible value to customers across the country. “Partners in Education & Research” means just that to us; that we want to be your PARTNER in R&E and help you achieve all of your technology goals. We bring together maximum technological outcomes from the most reputable manufacturers in the world. Our strong relationships with those manufacturer partners allow us to design and provide complete solutions to address the most diverse environments and the most complex future thinking requirements.

Sponsor’s Virtual Marketplace

Thursday Breakfast & Morning Keynote Sponsor

Research & Education (R&E) Networks facilitate massive collaboration as they connect universities and laboratories to one another and to cloud services and testbeds. Juniper is the equipment vendor of choice for R&E Networks around the world. Our equipment is built around custom ASICs and robust, carrier-proven software to meet the needs of data-intensive science applications without compromising performance or security. We take care of the complexities behind the scenes so researchers can focus on outcomes rather than network operations.

Sponsor’s Virtual Marketplace

Thursday Lunch & Noon Keynote Sponsor

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) is a networking systems, services, and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness, and scale.

Sponsor’s Virtual Marketplace


Globus is a non-profit service for secure, reliable research data management.  With Globus, subscribers can move, share, & discover data via a single interface – whether your files live on a supercomputer, lab cluster, tape archive, public cloud or your laptop, you can manage this data from anywhere, using your existing identities, via just a web browser.  Globus removes data management roadblocks and headaches by providing unified access to all storage locations – in short, Globus makes it much easier to work with data, while ensuring security and reliability.  When researchers (and the IT teams who support them) can worry less about moving and sharing their data, authenticating new users or connecting new storage systems, they can focus more time and energy on research.

Sponsor’s Virtual Marketplace

Arelion is a leading light in global connectivity services. We’ve been keeping the world connected since 1993 and today our global IP backbone, AS1299, is ranked number one in the world. Our network spans Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East with 70,000 km of optical fiber and 1700 MPLS end points. Our award-winning customer service team supports our expansive customer base, who rely on us for their business-critical services.

Sponsor’s Virtual Marketplace

At Intel, we know that some of the world’s most important discoveries depend on high performance computing (HPC). Intel offers a comprehensive portfolio to help customers achieve outstanding performance across diverse workloads. With deep learning acceleration built directly into the chip, Intel® hardware is designed to support the convergence of AI and HPC. And Intel® software, including a development toolkit and multi architecture programming model, plus a broad software ecosystem, helps to ensure HPC users get more value from their hardware and application investments.

Sponsor’s Virtual Marketplace


Integration Partners, a ConvergeOne company, is an award-winning, nationwide IT services engineering firm specializing in solutions that are open, scalable and drive to greater productivity and competitiveness for our clients.

Our solutions and services portfolio provides enterprises with Cloud, Security, Core Infrastructure, Collaboration, and Managed Services.

Saviynt, a leading provider of intelligent identity governance solutions, helps modern enterprises scale cloud initiatives and solve the toughest security and compliance challenges in record time. The company brings together identity governance (IGA), granular application access, cloud security, and privileged access to secure the entire business ecosystem and provide a frictionless user experience. The world’s largest brands trust Saviynt to accelerate digital transformation, empower distributed workforces, and meet continuous compliance.

The iRODS Consortium brings together enterprise and research organizations, universities, and government agencies to ensure the sustainability of iRODS, an open source data management framework. The iRODS Consortium fields a team of software developers, application engineers, and support staff housed at RENCI at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Learn more at

Spectra Logic develops a full range of Attack-Hardened™ data management and data storage solutions for a multi-cloud world. Dedicated solely to data storage innovation for more than 40 years, Spectra Logic helps organizations modernize their IT infrastructures and protect and preserve their data with a broad portfolio of solutions that enable them to manage, migrate, store and preserve business data long-term, along with features to make them ransomware resilient, whether on-premises, in a single cloud, across multiple clouds, or in all locations at once. To learn more, visit

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With approximately 450,000 route fiber miles and serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure platform for applications and data to help public safety organizations deliver amazing experiences.

Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security, communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at and, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global, edge-to-cloud company built to transform your Public Sector organization. How? By helping you connect, protect, analyze, and act on all your data and applications wherever they live, so you can turn insights into outcomes to thrive in today’s complex world with a citizen-centric approach.

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere.

Breakthroughs in computing systems have made it possible to tackle immense obstacles in simulation. We’re advancing our understanding of the world and universe at an exponential rate. We’re using supercomputers everywhere – from car and airplane design, oil field exploration, financial risk assessment, genome mapping to weather forecasting and essential research. According to the, we’re the number-one supercomputer provider – including of some of the most sophisticated supercomputers in the world. With industry leading technology and global HPC architects and experts, we take a customer-centric approach to provide the HPC solutions that best meet your needs. As the global leader in High Performance Computing, Lenovo is working closely with key industry partners to develop, integrate, and deploy the technologies of exascale-level computing to organizations of all sizes.

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Co-Sponsor With PIER Group

VAST Data’s managed storage software unlocks the value of data and modernizes data centers in preparation for the era of AI computing. VAST delivers real-time performance to all data and overcomes the historic cost barriers to building all-flash data centers. Since its launch in February 2019, VAST has become the fastest-selling infrastructure startup in history.