Dublin, Ireland – (The Hosting News) – October 30, 2006 –
Independent data centre, Servecentric, has completed a comprehensive hosting infrastructure solution for HEAnet, Ireland’s national education and research network, in an over $1M investment, hoped to enhance HEAnet’s broadband services to third-level colleges.
HEAnet is one of the largest Providers of high quality Internet services to Ireland’s universities, Institutes of Technology and the research and education community including primary and post primary schools. HEAnet uses technology that places Ireland amongst the leading countries of the world. The Internet is fundamentally changing the way students carry out their studies. Online learning and research enables students to access information quickly and efficiently. It is also improving inter-college collaboration, both within Ireland and with their international counterparts.
HEAnet’s high-speed broadband network is endeavoring to enable Irish colleges and students to realize the advantages of online educational and research advances. HEAnet selected Servecentric, based on its expertise, and ability to meet all of HEAnet’s stringent availability, resilience and security requirements. Servecentric’s solution is designed to enable HEAnet to enhance its growing broadband network. It recently added video conferencing and video streaming to its members, to allow lecturers and students in different colleges to hold meetings and share ideas, without having to incur the time and expense of travelling. Servcentric’s guarantee of 24×7 service availability was essential. This ensures that students can download a wealth of educational resources at very fast speeds, at any time of the day or night. This is especially important at exam time when larger volumes of students are accessing the Internet.
John Boland, CEO of HEAnet remarked, ”Servecentric’s world-class facilities are the ideal hosting environment for HEAnet. Its dedicated hosting suite gives us the reassurance we require when looking after the Internet requirements of over 150,000 higher education students as well as primary and post primary schools under the schools broadband initiative. We look forward to enhancing the range of online educational services available to colleges, students and researchers in Ireland.”
Jason O’Conaill, Sales and Marketing Director at Servecentric added, ”HEAnet is at the forefront of IrelandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s growing reputation as a centre of excellence in education and we are delighted to play an integral part in this. Easy access to fast and reliable broadband is just as important in education as it is for business.”
Servecentric is a wholly owned, private funded, Irish organisation. It was established in August 2002 and has its headquarters in Blanchardstown Corporate Park in Dublin. It is currently IrelandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest independent data centre operator and provides high-quality, scaleable solutions from single cabinet collocation services to full-scale provision of managed services. Its Blanchardstown facility has benefited from investments of EUR68M.
HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, providing high quality Internet Services to over 130,000 students and staff in Irish Universities, Institutes of Technology and other educational and research organisations. It provides a high-speed national network with direct connectivity for its community to other networks in Ireland, Europe, the USA and the rest of the world. Established in 1984 by the seven major universities with the support of the Higher Education Authority to promote the interchange of information electronically within third level education, it plays a critical role in establishing Ireland as a global centre of excellence in Internet activity.
To learn more about , please visit: www.heanet.ie.
For more information about Servecentric, please visit: www.servecentric.com.