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

HCIndianapolis, IN – March 23, 2016:  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 www.twitter.com/indianafiber. For more information, please visit IFN’s website at www.ifncom.net or call (317) 280-4636.

IFN is a member of the Independent Alliances Telecom Group (INDATELgroup) – providing multi-state Fiber Transport services

INDATELIFN is now a member of the Independent Alliances Telecom Group.   INDATELgroup a group of wholesale carriers who provide high quality, cost effective broadband access. INDATELgroup members work together to provide services to rural and metropolitan areas via fiber optic SONET routes. Each INDATELgroup member is owned by the Independent Telcos in its home state or serving area.  INDATELgroup’s members are focused on providing; reliable high bandwidth FIber Transport at very competitive prices.

For more informaiton: http://indatelgroup.org

SafeHouse DataCenter and Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) Partner to Bring Robust Cloud Services via Cutting Edge Fiber connectivity to Enterprise Clients.

SafeHouse DataCenter and IFN have entered into a partnership to bring Cloud Services via high-speed broadband data connectivity to SafeHouse DataCenter located in Fort Wayne. Emerging technologies and disaster recovery systems will utilize this infrastructure, enabling organizations to quickly recover in ways that were previously not possible.

Safehouse

J. Holle, CEO at SafeHouse DataCenter and Experienced Office Solutions Stated: “SafeHouse is excited to partner with Indiana Fiber Network to offer superior network availability and performance through one of Indiana’s largest fiber networks. Reliable network communication is a crucial component of a robust disaster recovery plan. Fiber connectivity at this level enables SafeHouse DataCenter to deliver disaster recovery, remote backup services and hosted solutions to our customers.”

 linclogix

Craig Eigenbrod, President, LincLogix stated: “We at LincLogix continue to see strong growth in organizations moving to cloud based service options. SafeHouse DataCenter is a valuable business partner to many of our mutual enterprise clients. Their expertise and service offerings in the co-location and cloud field are exciting.”

 

Kelly Dyer, President, IFN stated: “SafeHouse DataCenter is delivering impressive Cloud Services to organizations throughout the United States.  We are very pleased that they have chosen IFN to help them deliver data center solutions to their clients via IFN’s fiber network.”

 

About SafeHouse Data Center

SafeHouse DataCenter (SHDC) is a division of Experienced Office Solutions (4EOS) which specializes in Cloud Computing, Remote Backup Services, Hosted Servers, Applications and Disaster Recovery.   The Technical staff has over 75 years of combined experience.  The 4EOS / SHDC teams hold certifications from vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco, Apple, and Comp-TIA. 4EOS was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana over a decade ago and has been rated one of the Largest IT Services Companies in Northeast Indiana by Fort Wayne Business Weekly.  They are an experienced information technology firm offering comprehensive network managed services, network design & installation, security, and data center services.  For more information, please visit www.safehousedatacenter.com   / www.4eos.com or call (260)-490-7740.

About LincLogix

LincLogix is a voice and data services integrator based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Formed in 2001, LincLogix provides telecommunications consulting, project management and carrier services via multiple telecom carrier relationships to business clients throughout the US. For more information, please visit LincLogix’s website at www.Linclogix.com or call (317)-874-0200.

About IFN

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) was formed in March of 2002, whose ownership is comprised by twenty local exchange telephone companies throughout the state. They offer data center, Internet backbone, and data transport services over state-of-the-art Ethernet, CDWM, DWDM, and SONET fiber networks, with service in the State of Indiana and throughout the US via a network of national carrier partners.  For more information, please visit IFN’s website at www.ifncom.net or call (317)-280-4636.

Attica Consolidated School Corporation Installs High-Speed Fiber In Partnership With Indiana Fiber Network (IFN)

ENABroadband Connectivity Reaches Attica Consolidated School Corporation Attica, Indiana

Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) is pleased to announce Attica Consolidated School Corporation has selected IFN in partnership with Education Networks of America (ENA) to deliver broadband fiber connectivity to their schools. The project will upgrade the school corporation from less than 8 Mbps to 60 Mbps, a significant leap in bandwidth—which means higher speed and capacity for critical instructional and operational applications that increasingly depend upon networks. “We are very excited about the opportunities this will afford our students. The cooperation from the City of Attica, Harrison Steel Castings Company, IFN and ENA was tremendous. I cannot express how grateful we are to the City of Attica, particularly Sharon Negele, City Clerk-Treasurer, and Robert Shepherd, Mayor, for their efforts in supporting the rural fiber grant project early on. The additional economic support Harrison Steel Castings Company provided the fiber build to Attica Jr.-Sr. High School completed the resources needed. Attica Consolidated School Corporation is fortunate to have a wonderful supportive school community here in Attica,” said Derek Marshall, Superintendent of Attica Consolidated School Corporation.

Geoffrey H. Curtis, Vice President and General Manager with Harrison Steel Casting Company, states, “Harrison Steel and our employees are pleased to be able to support the Attica School System. Education and growth are essential to the health and well-being of a community. We can only imagine the opportunities this network will provide the school system in the continuing development and education of our children.” ENA, the managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider to Attica Consolidated School Corporation, applauds everyone’s efforts in this project. Says ENA CEO David Pierce, “ENA is delighted to be part of a partnership that so clearly attests to a city’s, and its business community’s, dedication to its most important asset: its students. This significant upgrade in local infrastructure will mean that ENA will be able to provide even better data, voice and video solutions as well as greater value and service to Attica Consolidated School Corporation. ENA will make the most out of this investment in Attica’s children and community.”

“The City of Attica and Attica Consolidated School Corporation are directly benefiting from the 24 miles of fiber, constructed by IFN, which connected St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital in Williamsport, Indiana, to the Indiana Telehealth Network (ITN). The ITN is one of 50 remaining programs under the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Health Care Pilot Program. The ITN is unique in its successful incorporation of this type of private/public collaborative effort,” said Becky Sanders, Director of Upper Midwest Telehealth Resources Center with Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA). Kelly Dyer, CEO of the Indiana Fiber Network, states, “Attica Consolidated School Corporation is a shining example of how great things can happen when an entire school community works together for the betterment of their students and community. IFN looks forward to working with community leaders in Fountain County to help promote the availability of the fiber-optic assets and to market the excess capacity to potential users.”

About Attica Consolidate School Corporation

Attica Consolidated School Corporation is located in the Northeast corner of Fountain County in Indiana. They are comprised of three townships (Logan, Davis, and Shawnee) along with the City of Attica. For more information, please visit www.attica.k12.in.us.

About ENA

ENA is the nation’s leading provider of managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to school systems, libraries and governments. The data, voice and video solutions that we design, deploy and manage, as well as the digital classroom resources we offer, improve instructional capabilities and operational efficiencies. In 1996, ENA created one of the first statewide networks in the U.S. and today provides networked solutions to over 5,200 end sites, 555 school districts and 295 libraries across the country, serving more than 2.5 million students, teachers and administrators and more than 3.6 million librarians and patrons. Empowered by their networks, our customers can focus on what matters most: preparing students, strengthening communities and leading enterprises into the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.ena.com.

About Harrison Steel Casting Company

The Harrison Steel Castings Company is located in Attica, Indiana. Harrison Steel Castings Company is a world leader in the production of highly engineered carbon and low/medium alloy steel castings and a preferred supplier to many of the world’s most prestigious names in agriculture, heavy equipment, energy, military, mining, and the oil and gas industries. Family-owned, Harrison Steel operates a state-of-the-art, technology-driven international engineering and manufacturing organization. For more information about Harrison Steel, visit www.hscast.com or call (765) 762-2481.

About Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA)

IRHA is a not-for-profit corporation developed for the purpose of improving the health of all Indiana citizens in rural settings through leadership, education, advocacy, collaboration, and resource development. One of the programs that we administrate is the Indiana Telehealth Network (ITN), which currently has 72 participants around the state, including 24 Critical Access Hospitals, 4 rural hospitals, 5 urban partner hospitals, 5 Rural Health Clinics, 7 Federally Qualified Health Centers, and 27 Community Mental Health Centers. The mission of the ITN is to improve the health and well-being of Indiana residents through the utilization of a dedicated broadband health network to deliver telehealth applications including, but not limited to, telemedicine, health information exchange, distance education and training, public health surveillance, emergency preparedness and trauma system development. More information on the ITN can be found on the IRHA website at www.indianaruralhealth.org under Programs/Indiana Telehealth Network.

About IFN

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) was formed in March of 2002, whose ownership is comprised by twenty local exchange telephone companies throughout the state. They offer data center, Internet backbone, and data transport services over state-of-the-art Ethernet, CDWM, DWDM, and SONET fiber networks, with service in the State of Indiana and throughout the US via a network of national carrier partners. For more information, please visit IFN’s website at www.ifncom.net or call (317) 280-4636.

Baseline Data Services, LLC and Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) Partner to Bring Robust Disaster Recovery via Cutting Edge Fiber connectivity to Enterprise Clients.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Indianapolis, IN – Baseline Data Services, LLC and IFN have entered into a partnership to bring Disaster Recovery Solutions via high-speed broadband data connectivity to Baseline’s Data Center location in Plainfield. Emerging technologies and disaster recovery systems will utilize this infrastructure, enabling organizations to quickly recover from a declared event in ways that were previously not possible.

Lance Thompson, CEO at Baseline Data Services, LLC. Stated: “Baseline is excited to partner with Indiana Fiber Network to offer enhanced network availability and performance through one of Indiana’s largest fiber network. Reliable network communication is a crucial component of a robust disaster recovery plan. Fiber connectivity at this level enables Baseline to deliver advanced failover and data protection solutions to customers.”

Kelly Dyer, President, IFN stated: “Baseline Data Services, LLC is delivering impressive disaster recovery solutions to organizations throughout the country. We are very pleased that they have chosen IFN to help them deliver business continuity solutions to their clients via IFN’s fiber network.”

About Baseline Data Services, LLC

Baseline Data Services, LLC provides disaster recovery solutions, online data protection and virtual private servers to hundreds of companies, large and small, throughout the US. In addition, Baseline has decades of IT experience, and a keen understanding how financial institutions, manufacturers, utilities and other businesses differ in terms of data systems and accessibility needs. Baseline undergoes annual SAS70 Type II examinations by independent auditors, who exhaustively review the effectiveness of our policies and procedures. Our facility is compliant and certified, standing up to the rigors of multiple federal audits. Baseline Data Services, LLC is located at 2601 Metropolis Parkway, Plainfield, IN 46168. For more information, please visit Baseline’s website at www.baseline-data.com.

About IFN

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) was formed in March of 2002, whose ownership is comprised by twenty local exchange telephone companies throughout the state. They offer data center, Internet backbone, and data transport services over state-of-the-art Ethernet, CDWM, DWDM, and SONET fiber networks, with service in the State of Indiana and throughout the US via a network of national carrier partners. For more information, please visit IFN’s website at www.ifncom.net or call (317)-280-4636.

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