Kaplan Early Learning Upgrades IT Infrastructure

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Consonus Redesigns Network to Optimize Existing Environment and Deliver Enhanced Security

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This project illustrates Consonus' capabilities and commitment to help our customers manage their information more tightly and cost effectively...

Consonus has completed a network redesign and implementation for Kaplan Early Learning Company, a leading international provider of educational products and services. Challenged with a flat Layer 2 LAN that was unable to prioritize data traffic, the Consonus Professional Services team architected the network infrastructure to provide Kaplan Early Learning with high-availability, improved manageability, and optimal security.

“Like many IT organizations, we juggle multiple projects concurrently and several critical initiatives were contingent on enabling VLANs and QoS on our network,” said Security Network Manager for Kaplan Early Learning Company Elvis Salgado. “The technical engineer assigned to us was very knowledgeable, professional and went above and beyond the call of duty. The project coordination and technical resources made this a true success!”

The new IP-optimized network infrastructure maximizes existing IT investments and provides VLANs and QoS prioritization for Voice over IP (VoIP) – a requirement to fulfilling Kaplan Early Learning Company’s strategic growth initiatives. By enabling the existing network technology with Layer 3 IP-enabled features Consonus was able to improve operational efficiency while giving Kaplan Early Learning peace of mind that their critical applications were secure and protected.

"This project illustrates Consonus' capabilities and commitment to help our customers manage their information more tightly and cost effectively,” said Chief Technology Officer Steve Bulmer.” Kaplan Early Learning now has the capability to align the transmission of different classes of information in terms of performance, security, and capacity with its intrinsic value to the business."

Kaplan Early Learning Company, Inc. develops and publishes curriculum and assessment products for children. They are a leading international provider of products and services that enhance children's learning in the field of early care and education. They bring to market innovative curriculums, cutting edge assessments, teacher resource materials and valuable professional development opportunities to early childhood and elementary school educators, caregivers and parents around the world. Kaplan has been recognized as a leader by National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Head Start Association

About Consonus
Consonus is a leading national provider of Data Center Services, IT Consulting and Infrastructure, and Support Services. A subsidiary of Midas Medici Group Holdings, Inc., Consonus offers a comprehensive suite of technology services and support while providing customers with solutions that address data center efficiency, disaster recovery, data protection, and virtualization. Visit Consonus on the Web at http://www.consonus.com.

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