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Indiana's Private Cloud makes InformationWeek’s Elite 100 list

IU’s new virtual hosting service is one of only three higher education projects recognized

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—Indiana University’s new virtual hosting service is making a name for itself well outside the Hoosier state.

Digital magazine InformationWeek has named Indiana’s Private Cloud to its Elite 100 list, an annual ranking of the nation's most innovative and imaginative uses of business technology. IU recently launched Indiana’s Private Cloud (IPC), a virtual-server-hosting service for Indiana’s educational institutions and governmental organizations of all sizes. IPC is for Hoosiers and by Hoosiers using Indiana-based networks and facilities to meet organizations’ server and storage needs.

Recognized alongside organizations such as the National Basketball Association, Intel, PayPal and the Coca-Cola Company, Indiana University is one of only three higher education institutions to make the list.

"IPC distinguishes its services in its focus on educational and governmental communities and meeting each member's specific needs," said Brad Wheeler, Indiana University vice president for IT and CIO. "IU has one of the largest internal clouds in education, and IPC extends these services to our partners take advantage of IU’s data centers and support staff for their public sector needs."

IPC has no tiers or hierarchies, so all members receive the same benefits, including scalable support for enterprise and a wide array of customizable choices.

"IPC provides exactly what a customer requires based on their actual consumption of services," said Rob Lowden, IU associate vice president of enterprise systems, whose staff operate Indiana’s Private Cloud. "Through IPC, the same resources that make IU a leader in IT are now available to our partner government institutions and schools across the state. The Information Week rankings are a testament to our innovative approach."