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The Quilt - National Research & Education Contract

The Quilt is the non-profit national coalition of 38 of our country’s most advanced regional research and education. Participants in The Quilt provide advanced network services and applications to over 400 universities and thousands of other educational institutions, state and local government agencies, healthcare, non-profits, and libraries.

Based on The Quilt participants’ combined experiences in operations and development of leading-edge technologies, The Quilt aims to influence the national agenda on information technology infrastructure, with particular emphasis on networking for research and education. Through this coalition, The Quilt promotes delivery of networking services at lower cost, higher performance and greater reliability and security.

Virtualization allows IT departments to create a virtual environment at the workstation, server, or data center level. With this virtualization technology, you can reduce the number of physical servers or computers, while still maintaining performance levels. Benefits include:

  • Reduce IT costs through server consolidation and network virtualization
  • Create an affordable disaster recovery solution
  • Leverage cloud software to build an elastic on demand virtual infrastructure
  • Support user access to data and applications on any device from anywhere

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Access Data, Acquia, Adobe, Akamai, AODocs, ASG (Cyprus, EDI and Mobius), Atlassian, AWS, BeyondTrust, Blackberry, Boomi, CA Technologies, Carahsoft Cloud Purchasing Points, Centrify, Cisco Smartnet, Collibra, Cylance, Dell Technologies, F5, FireEye, Forescout, Gigamon, Google, HPE, Infoblox, Kofax, McAfee, MicroFocus, Nutanix, Nvidia, Okta, Palo Alto Networks, ProofPoint, Puppet, Rapid7, Recorded Future, Red Hat, RSA, Rubrik, Secureworks, ServiceNow, Splunk, Symantec, Tableau, ThoughtSpot, Veeam, Veritas, VMware, Zoom,  and Zscaler.

Including: Data Center Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure, Networking and Security, Storage and Availability, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Virtualization and Cloud Management Platform, Digital Workspace, Desktop and Application Virtualization, Desktop and Application Virtualization Management, Enterprise Mobility Management, Personal Desktop, and Applications and Data Platform.

 

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Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security for Higher Education Solution Brief

Higher education institutions must balance academic openness with protecting the personal information and intellectual property of staff and students. It's another balancing act to maintain continuous, high-bandwidth access to resources while blocking threats and intrusions that could damage the institution's reputation. Palo Alto Networks(r) meets the security needs of higher education institutions by automatically preventing cyberthreats across cloud, network and endpoint devices at network speeds, as well as keeping sensitive data safe by administering granular security policies based on users, applications and content.

Grants Support Program: Conforming Chaos to Calm


Attendees of this webcast learned how they can leverage your membership with The Quilt to utilize these services. Find out how VMware and Carahsoft can assist you in navigating the vast grant landscape and assist you in capturing these vital infrastructure funds available to fit your needs.

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Red Hat Joins the Quilt Contract: Infographic


Members of the research and education networks on Quilt’s National Consortium Contract now have access to Red Hat's full portfolio of industry leading enterprise open source technologies!

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