(The Hosting News) – Steadfast, a data center services provider based out of Chicago and New York with server management,disaster recovery and cloud hosting has been chosen as the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s College of Business and Economics data host for its online streaming. “This partnership underlines how important managed services and 24/7 accessibility to content is in academia,” says Joe Bong, Chief Revenue Officer for Steadfast.
The largest business school in Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been making video recordings since its online MBA (Masters of Business Administration degree) program’s inception in 1999. In 2004 all of the media went online and in 2009 they implemented a college-wide lecture recording system that allows faculty to make recordings directly from their classrooms. This has resulted in a total of over 5000 videos. Now in 2012 they are outsourcing all of their multimedia hosting and streaming to Steadfast and their Cloud Hosting platform.
“Our Campus’ datacenter has provided reliable service for years during the workday, but our students are located around the world.” says Aaron Schuett, Technical Coordinator at UWW. “Just because it’s midnight in Wisconsin doesn’t mean a student in China shouldn’t be able to view their course material. With Steadfast, we have a team working 24×7 to keep our College running. With the number of students we have that are located outside the US, uptime is critical.”
Steadfast provides Managed Data Center services to a wide array of clients from educational to financial institutions and their Cloud Platform was a perfect fit for UW-Whitewater’s needs for reliable high availability, high performance streaming solution. Joe Bong says, “At the end of the day Steadfast made the most sense as we offer around-the-clock feet on the floor support, flexibility and scalability.”
More about UW-Whitewater: Since 1868, UW-Whitewater has provided an exceptional learning experience for its students. We’re proud of our history and excited about our future. For more information on UW-Whitewater go tohttp://www.uww.edu/
More about Steadfast: For over 14 years, Steadfast has been delivering the highest quality IT infrastructure services to its clients, including cloud solutions (public, private, and hybrid), dedicated servers, disaster recovery and managed colocation services. Find Steadfast Networks online at http://www.steadfast.net