Merit Network to Feature Community Cloud and Other Services at EDUCAUSE 2010 Conference

Oct 07, 2010, 10:22 ET from Merit Network, Inc.

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Merit Network, Inc. will feature its secure community cloud and other services at the nation's premier conference for higher education, the 2010 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. Merit is the preferred nonprofit provider for higher education, delivering IT services to leading universities, private colleges, and community colleges.

"Our Members have asked us to create a safe and secure cloud environment that serves their needs," says Donald Welch, president and CEO of Merit Network. "Merit's Community Cloud features customizable cloud-based services that are private, secure and cost-effective, without the disadvantages of commercial services. These strategic services are extremely valuable to colleges and universities across the country."

Services to be spotlighted at EDUCAUSE 2010 include:


The hosted-email collaboration suite features unlimited storage for all email accounts, anti-virus/anti-spam protection, shared calendaring and documents, Outlook compatibility, and more.

Merit Cloud Services

Using our Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) approach, Merit is able to provide a secure, scalable and redundant environment to meet the growing commodity IT needs of the educational community.

Merit Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Services

Merit's suite of services can protect an organization from data loss and help keep campus IT services functioning when a disaster occurs.

Merit Network Monitoring      

Merit's network operations center provides customizable monitoring and reporting for networks and devices for higher education organizations.

Merit Professional Learning      

Merit Network provides an ongoing program of learning opportunities for the needs of higher education. Merit regularly offers workshops, seminars and courses that are taught by subject-matter experts and leaders in the field.

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the foremost event for IT professionals in education. Visit Merit Network at booth #825 inside the Anaheim Convention Center on October 12-15, 2010 to learn more and to register to win an HDTV. For further details visit:

About Merit Network      

Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan's public universities, owns and operates America's longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan's public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained on the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking solutions to public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations.

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