Add infrastructure resources, scale systems up and down, and test and deploy new technology without the time and expense of building a new data center facility.
With the daily challenge of maximizing resources for every dollar spent, cloud hosting is an ideal solution for IT departments in educational institutions. Higher education organizations need massive resources for research data, the ability to collaborate between professors and students, and hosting and administration for web courses and student databases. K-12 schools require student/parent portals, web hosting, and online assessments.
Cloud infrastructure can be used for many education applications, including:
Colocation is another option for educators who may require additional control and visibility over their hardware. Green House Data also offers a full suite of managed IT services for an organization facing IT department constraints.
A data center is chosen for many reasons–reliability, security, redundancy, staff capabilities, price, and in our case, environmental impact. We were fortunate to find all of these in Green House Data.National Outdoor Leadership School
Maintain Security of Personal Information
Simplify the business of administration by putting student databases in the cloud. Protect sensitive student and teacher information with stringent security measures. Our cloud meets several compliance standards including SSAE 16 Type II and HIPAA, so you know your data is safe.
You won't lose access to your vital education records or online courses thanks to our 100% SLAs and extremely reliable infrastructure featuring at least N+1 redundancy.
Free Up Your IT Staff
Managed infrastructure is a serious time saver, and time is money. Even large institutions often have relatively small IT departments. With regular duties stacking up on top of putting out support fires, these teams benefit the most from a service provider. Even without purchasing any managed services, Green House Data will maintain everything up to and including your operating system on the gBlock® cloud platform.
Easily Increase Resources
The cloud is uniquely flexible and scalable, meaning you only pay for what you use with our pay-as-you-go or subscription-based billing models. Increase resources with a few clicks of the mouse—it's that easy. The cloud can also be used for education itself, with virtual machines for programming or testing and development environments. As more universities and colleges offer online courses, cloud hosting makes it easy for students to learn and test remotely, without significant capital expenditure or time-consuming management.
If your organization is outgrowing your current data center, you can also colocate with us or set up a hybrid cloud solution. Either way, you'll enjoy increased resources with minimal management or initial investment.