Midwestern Higher Education Compact Selects CampusEAI Consortium’s CampusCloud

Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), has selected the CampusEAI Consortium’s CampusCloud Hosting Services to provide cost-effective hosting options for institutions in the Compact’s 12 member states.
 
 
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Nov. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- Cleveland – November 09, 2012–CampusEAI has announced that the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has selected the CampusEAI Consortium’s CampusCloud Hosting Services to provide cost-effective hosting options for institutions in the Compact’s 12 member states.

MHEC helps institutions in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin develop effective higher education opportunity and performance through collaboration and resource sharing. As part of the agreement with CampusEAI, institutions in MHEC member stateswill be able can select premiere cloud services through CampusCloud for the following critical tasks:

·         Cloud Storage

·         Virtual Machine Hosting

·         Web Hosting

MHEC institutions utilizing CampusCloud will have access to high-performance, off-site hosting and virtualization in order to:

·         Realize greatest return on their investment and achieve strategic and operational goals

·         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

CampusCloud is a 24x7x365 high-performance computer cluster, to eliminate up front capital expenditures, to reduce the utilization of the college’s technical resources and 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® andLevel3®-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
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Over 200 institutions already host business critical applications using CampusCloud,  include University of Southern Indiana , located in Evansville, LA and Lincoln University, located in Jefferson City, Missourri. 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® CX& EX

·         Jenzabar® JICS

·         IBM®Cognos®

·         OmniUpdate®

·         Feith®

·         OpenLDAP®

·         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 MHEC’s institutions in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.”

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

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), one of four statutorily-created interstate compacts, was founded in 1991 and serves Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

MHEC contributes to the vitality of the Midwest by enhancing member states’ ability to maximize higher education opportunity and performance through collaboration and resource sharing.

Each member state appoints five individuals to a 60-member governing body of legislators, higher education leaders, and governors’ representatives. Member state obligations, program fees, and foundation grants finance MHEC activities and support initiatives to increase regional collaboration and achieve outcomes that could not be realized by institutions and systems acting independently. For more information, please visit www.mhec.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
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