Englewood, CO (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Aegis Identity Software, Inc. is named the Identity and Access Management (IAM) provider for the Illini Cloud and forms new relationship with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois).
Aegis Identity Software’s TridentK12 Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform will be adopted for IlliniCloud “Federated Identity Services for K12” solution for Illinois school districts.
The IlliniCloud is a cooperative computing cloud provider built “by K12 for K12”; provides state of the art computing for the K-12 Education Community including:
A massively scalable computing resource spread across multiple data centers
The IlliniCloud and NCSA are participating in the “Quilt / InCommon K12 Pilot” project to open the doors of opportunity for K12 organizations to benefit from federated identity and federation providers like InCommon. Specifically, IlliniCloud is involved to validate the models, policies, and processes being developed to provide federated access of cloud services to K-12 and community colleges in partnership with the advanced regional networks supporting research and education. This progressive effort will enhance the educational resources offered to all constituents in the P-20 community.
According to Jason Radford, Chief Technologist of the IlliniCloud, “We are proud of the great progress the IlliniCloud has made to date in terms of resource, networking, and storage capabilities for our participating districts. Having Aegis Identity’s TridentK12 platform in our infrastructure will allow enhanced Identity and Access Management capabilities for our constituents, and will greatly expedite our desire to broaden federation services within Internet2 / InCommon, and ‘The Quilt’ NCSA will collaborate with IlliniCloud and Aegis Identity to adopt TridentK12 to provide ‘Federated Identity Services for K12’ to school districts in Illinois.”
“We are thrilled that Aegis Identity Software was selected as the Identity and Access Management provider for the IlliniCloud,” said Bob Lamvik, Chief Operating Officer, Aegis Identity Software, Inc. “Aegis Identity’s focus on IAM, the P-20 market space, and Federated Identities makes this a perfect fit. We couldn’t be more excited to get to work with the IlliniCloud team, NCSA, and their associated Districts, Administrators, Faculty and Students.”
Aegis Identity Software has built an enterprise-class software platform designed for managing digital identities in the education marketplace. This success has been demonstrated by the adoption of the technology by prestigious universities such as University of Oregon, Radford University, and Wake Forest University to name just a few. Enhancing this success in Higher Education, the company has launched solutions for K12 and the full P-20 education market.
About Aegis Identity Software, Inc.
Aegis Identity Software is based in Englewood, CO and has built a sophisticated enterprise-class software platform to serve the needs of cyber-security, digital identity management and access management. In less than 2 years, it has taken the education market by storm by gaining product adoption in both the Higher Education and K-12 markets. AIS has brought contemporary, open systems, technology to this market replacing higher-cost, legacy, and proprietary solutions increasing security and decreasing operational costs at these prestigious institutions and its rapidly growing customer base. Learn more at http://www.aegisidentity.com.
Formed in 2007, IlliniCloud provides cloud services that help Illinois schools run critical applications ranging from school administration and disaster recovery services to student performance tracking and video hosting. Because it is a non-profit organization, IlliniCloud can focus on delivering low cost services to schools.
For more information about IlliniCloud, please visit http://www.illinicloud.org/.
About The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provides powerful computers and expert support that help thousands of scientists and engineers across the country improve our world. For more information about NCSA, please visit: http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu.
Contact: Janet Yarbrough, Director, Business Development
Date: September 24, 2013