Indiana University has launched a virtual server-hosting service for educational institutions and government organizations throughout the state. The school says Indiana’s Private Cloud will allow institutions to boost their IT infrastructure and secure information.
IU says the effort expands its private cloud capabilities to higher education, K-12 schools and local governments throughout Indiana. The organization has data centers in Bloomington and Indianapolis, meaning data remains secure if there is a power outage or other interruption. The school says it will also offer around-the-clock support for clients.
Associate Vice President For Enterprise Systems Rob Lowden says IPC will provide "unparalleled levels of service and stability via extending IU’s proven systems that already support eight campuses."
The university says clients will also have the option to connect through I-Light, which is a high-performance, optical fiber network administered by IU and is linked to Internet2, which the school calls "the high-speed research incarnation of the Internet."