Maximizing Private Cloud, Harrison College Partners with Indiana Fiber Network, LLC to Help Ensure 100% Uptime to Students, Faculty and Staff

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Harrison College and Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) have partnered to enable the college’s private cloud strategy.

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Emerging technologies and educational delivery systems will utilize a Private Cloud infrastructure, enabling students to interact with faculty, staff, and other students

Harrison College and Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) have partnered to enable the college’s private cloud strategy. Previously, IFN supported high-speed fiber broadband connectivity to Harrison’s primary campus locations in Indianapolis and throughout the state of Indiana. With the move to the private cloud strategy, Harrison provides more reliable connectivity to students, faculty and staff, with full internet redundancy, ensuring them access to the student portal, the learning management system and all other student resources, whether on campus or off.

According to Cory Childs, IFN Enterprise Sales Manager, Private Cloud brings Harrison College into the forefront of higher learning in a way that makes the most of the technology for the betterment of the entire organization, allowing students to maximize their ability to balance life’s responsibilities with obtaining an education. “Emerging technologies and educational delivery systems will utilize a Private Cloud infrastructure, enabling students to interact with faculty, staff, and other students,” said Childs.

"We are thrilled whenever technology plays a pivotal role in facilitating the Harrison College mission. The advantage of having our core data center in an IFN facility rather than in one of our buildings, is a huge advantage,” said Joe Meadors, Harrison College Senior Vice President - Information Services and Facilities. “It allowed Harrison to maintain much of its existing structure - the parts that worked well. The old data centers still exist, but only as spokes. The hub is IFN," said Meadors.

August Zehner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, IFN commented “Harrison College has been instrumental in providing quality higher education to thousands of students throughout the years. We are pleased that they have chosen IFN to help them continue this tradition through an enhanced technology infrastructure. Educating tomorrow’s professionals is a crucial endeavor, and we are happy to play a small role in Harrison College’s continuing efforts in this regard. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

About Harrison College
Harrison prides itself on truly knowing our students – their lives and families, obstacles and motivations, and their dreams and goals. We also know their potential. That is why for more than 100 years, our mission has been to provide a supportive environment, empowering students to improve their lives with the expectation that their success also benefits their families, friends and communities. That is the Harrison Difference. More than 80,000 students have earned associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, certificates and diplomas in more than 30 programs across Harrison’s six schools of study: business, criminal justice, health sciences, information technology, veterinary technology and The Chef’s Academy. Founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College, Harrison is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national institutional accrediting body. For more information, visit Harrison.edu or call 888.544.4422.

About Indiana Fiber Network, LLC
Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) was formed in March of 2002. IFN’s ownership is comprised of 20 local exchange telephone companies throughout the state. IFN offers data center, Internet backbone and data transport services over state–of–the–art Ethernet, CWDM, DWDM and SONET fiber networks, with service in the state of Indiana and throughout the US via a network of national carrier partners. Follow IFN on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/indianafiber. For more information, please visit IFN’s website at http://www.ifncom.net or call (317) 280-4636.

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