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Midwestern Higher Education Compact Selects CampusEAI Consortium’s CampusCloud to Provide Cloud Hosting to Over 1000 Colleges and Universities in 12 States

Cleveland - March 28, 2013 - CampusEAI announced that the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, selected the CampusEAI Consortium’s CampusCloud Hosting Services to provide cost-effective hosting options for postsecondary institutions in the compact’s 12 member states and for postsecondary institutions of MHEC’s sister compact the Western Higher Education Commission for Higher Education’s (WICHE) 15 member states.

 

MHEC is statutorily charged to provide greater higher education opportunities and services in the Midwestern region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. One of the MHEC’s strategies for fulfilling this mission is to provide innovative approaches to improving institutional system productivity. MHEC operates a variety of programs designed to accomplish, through collaboration and resource sharing, technology cost savings and services. MHEC’s agreement with WICHE extends the opportunity to the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

 

As part of MHEC’s agreement with CampusEAI, institutions in MHEC and WICHE member states will be able to select these premiere cloud services:

  • Cloud Storage : CampusCloud offers the institutions cloud storage services to enable them to store important documents, images, videos, e-books securely and share them with convenient and instant accessibility.
  • Virtual Machine Hosting: CampusCloud Virtual Machine (VM) Hosting provides for the institutions to run their business critical enterprise applications on powerful, stable and secure virtual servers accessible to the institutions through their local computers.
  • Web Hosting: The CampusCloud Web Hosting Service allows institutions to place their web pages, publicly viewable pdfs, documents, on the cloud so that they show up on the Internet for their designated urls.

 

CampusCloud will enable the MHEC and WICHE institutions to: 

    Eliminate unplanned network downtime, outages and other performance issues with CampusEAI’s and MHEC’s service-level agreement

    • Reduce stress, knowing business critical applications will be consistently available to those who need it most – students, faculty and alumni
    • Maintain high performance, availability, stability and security
    • Improve results and efficiency - CampusCloud allows institutions to focus their team on its areas of core strength and not infrastructure
    • Realize greatest return on their investment and achieve strategic and operational goals

     

    CampusCloud is a 24x7x365 high-performance computer cluster, designed to eliminate up front capital expenditures and reduce the utilization of the college’s technical resources to ensure high performance, availability, stability and security. CampusCloud features include:

    • Cloud-based Hosting in SAS 70 II and PCI Compliant Datacenters
    • Cisco®-powered Network, Cisco UCS® powered Servers, VMware®-powered Virtualization, and NetApp®-powered Storage Area Networks (SAN)
    • Multi-homed, XO®, Global Crossing® and Level3® - powered Redundant Internet Connectivity
    • Comprehensive Symantec®-powered Backup and Recovery Operations
    • Application & Database Administration and Maintenance – a dedicated team of database engineers and administrators responsible for day-to-day maintenance and upgrades for business critical applications
    • 24x7x365 Network Operations Center staffed by a team of engineers monitoring business critical applications around the clock

     

    Over 200 institutions already host business critical applications using CampusCloud including University of Southern Indiana, located in Evansville, Indiana, and Lincoln University, located in Jefferson City, Missouri. These institutions utilize CampusCloud to host and monitor a number of different applications, including but not limited to1:

    • Citrix®
    • myCampus Portal Platform
    • Microsoft® Active Directory®
    • Microsoft® Exchange®
    • Microsoft® Forefront® Identity Manager
    • Microsoft® Sharepoint®
    • Microsoft® SQL
    • Oracle® Identity Manager
    • Oracle® Application Server
    • Oracle® Database
    • Oracle® mySQL®
    • Apache® Tomcat®
    • Moodle®
    • Jenzabar® PX, CX & EX
    • IBM® Cognos®
    • OmniUpdate®
    • Feith®
    • OpenLDAP®
    • Apereo® CAS
    • Shibboleth®

     

    “We are pleased that MHEC selected CampusCloud for cloud hosting,” said Anjli Jain, executive director of the CampusEAI Consortium. “We look forward to serving institutions in the MHEC and WICHE regions.”

    For further information, members can contact their CampusEAI relationship manager. Non-members seeking further information can contact Corey Close at corey_close@campuseai.org or visit the CampusEAI website www.campuseai.org.


    About CampusEAI Consortium

    CampusEAI Consortium is an IT consulting and service provider that services over 250 higher education institutions such as Louisiana State University, Florida State University, Miami Dade College, University of Maine System with CampusCloud: Hosting Services, CampusCloud: Infrastructure Managed Services, CampusHelp – IT, Financial Aid and Enrollment Help Desk, CampusIDM - Enterprise Identity Management services, and myCampus Single Sign-On, Portal, WCMS, LMS and Mobile platform.For more information, please visit www.campuseai.org.

     

    1 THE CAMPUSEAI LOGO, MYCAMPUS, AND CAMPUSCLOUD ARE TRADEMARS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF CAMPUSEAI. ALL OTHER TRADE NAMES ARE TRADEMARKES OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE HOLDER. CAMPUSEAI IS NOT A PARTNER, AFFILIATE NOR DOES AN AGENCY RELATIONSHIP EXIST BETWEEN CISCO®,CISCO UCS®, VMWARE®, NETAPP®, XO®, GLOBAL CROSSING®, LEVEL 3®, SYMANTEC®, CITRIX®, MOODLE®, MICROSOFT® ACTIVE DIRECTORY®, MICROSOFT® EXCHANGE®, MICROSOFT® FOREFRONT®, MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT®, OMNIUPDATE®, FEITH®, APEREO®, SHIBBOLETH®, ORACLE®, ORACLE MYSQL®, APACHE® TOMCAT®, IBM® COGNOS®, OPENLDAP® AND CAMPUSEAI. CAMPUSEAI DOES NOT DEVELOP, MARKET OR DISTRIBUTE CISCO®,CISCO UCS®, VMWARE®, NETAPP®, XO®, GLOBAL CROSSING®, LEVEL 3®, SYMANTEC®, CITRIX®, MOODLE®, MICROSOFT® ACTIVE DIRECTORY®, MICROSOFT® EXCHANGE®, MICROSOFT® FOREFRONT®, MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT®, OMNIUPDATE®, FEITH®, APEREO®, SHIBBOLETH®, ORACLE®, ORACLE MYSQL®, APACHE® TOMCAT®, IBM® COGNOS®, OPENLDAP® PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. CISCO®,CISCO UCS®, VMWARE®, NETAPP®, XO®, GLOBAL CROSSING®, LEVEL 3®, SYMANTEC®, CITRIX®, MOODLE®, MICROSOFT® ACTIVE DIRECTORY®, MICROSOFT® EXCHANGE®, MICROSOFT® FOREFRONT®, MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT®, OMNIUPDATE®, FEITH®, APEREO®, SHIBBOLETH®, ORACLE®, ORACLE MYSQL®, APACHE® TOMCAT®, IBM® COGNOS®, OPENLDAP® DO NOT ENDORSE THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF CAMPUSEAI. CAMPUSEAI DOES NOT ENDORSE THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF CISCO®,CISCO UCS®, VMWARE®, NETAPP®, XO®, GLOBAL CROSSING®, LEVEL 3®, SYMANTEC®, CITRIX®, MOODLE®, MICROSOFT® ACTIVE DIRECTORY®, MICROSOFT® EXCHANGE®, MICROSOFT® FOREFRONT®, MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT®, OMNIUPDATE®, FEITH®, APEREO®, SHIBBOLETH®, ORACLE®, ORACLE MYSQL®, APACHE® TOMCAT®, IBM® COGNOS®, OPENLDAP®.