KINBER Formalizes Partnership With TierPoint To Provide Technology Infrastructure Services

KINBER Formalizes Partnership With TierPoint To Provide Technology Infrastructure Services HARRISBURG, PA (August 24) - The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), a non-profit membership organization devoted to fostering collaboration through technology, announced a new strategic partnership today with TierPoint, a premier provider of cloud, colocation, disaster recovery, and managed services. The partnership is aimed at delivering enterprise-class technology … [Read more...]

KINBER Continues Record Growth In FY 2016; Increases Connections To Statewide PennREN Network By 24 Percent Over Prior Year

KINBER Continues Record Growth In FY 2016; Increases Connections To Statewide PennREN Network By 24 Percent Over Prior Year Effort Strengthens Education in the Commonwealth HARRISBURG, PA (August 11) – The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) experienced a 24 percent increase in connected organizations during the past fiscal year, with 83 organizations connected to KINBER’s statewide high-performance Pennsylvania Research and Education Network, also known as … [Read more...]

WVNET in West Virginia and KINBER’s PennREN Network in Pennsylvania Establish New Cross-Connection Between Networks

WVNET in West Virginia and KINBER’s PennREN Network in Pennsylvania Establish New Cross-Connection Between Networks HARRISBURG (June 22) - The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) and West Virginia Network (WVNET) recently turned up a new fiber-optic peering connection between the two networks in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. KINBER, Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community network and trusted technology partner, provides advanced … [Read more...]

Women In IT Networking at SC (WINS) Call for Participation

Women In IT Networking at SC (WINS) Call for Participation SC16 Salt Lake City, UT Please apply or encourage women in the research & networking IT community to apply. I. SUMMARY The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program, introduced in November 2015 at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, developed as a means for addressing the prevalent gender gap that exists in Information Technology (IT) particularly in the fields of network engineering and high performance computing … [Read more...]

KINBERCON 2016 Advances Efforts to Use Technology for Innovation and Economic Development in Pennsylvania

KINBERCON 2016 Advances Efforts to Use Technology for Innovation and Economic Development in Pennsylvania Harrisburg (April 26) - In mid-April, nearly 300 leaders and technologists gathered in Philadelphia to attend KINBERCON 2016, the fifth annual conference of the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER). New for 2016 was a format featuring more than 24 breakout sessions and a full day of technical training workshops as well as KINBER’s diversity initiative, … [Read more...]

KINBER Offers Value-Added Services With Sungard Availability Services Partnership

KINBER Offers Value-Added Services With Sungard Availability Services Partnership HARRISBURG (April 21) - The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) announced today that it has become an Associate Partner of Sungard Availability Services® (“Sungard AS”), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services. This partnership provides KINBER with the unique opportunity to offer its members access to a complete set of … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Research and Education Receives a Boost from Three National Science Foundation (NSF) Campus Cyberinfrastucture Grants

Pennsylvania Research and Education Receives a Boost from Three National Science Foundation (NSF) Campus Cyberinfrastucture Grants Federal Funding Expands Reach of KINBER to Three Local Colleges HARRISBURG (March 7) -- Building upon the groundwork established by its community educational efforts and initial National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) is working with three Pennsylvania NSF 2015 Campus Cyberinfrastructure – … [Read more...]

KINBER 2015 Accomplishments

PA’s Growing Research and Education Network to Build on Successes in 2016 Increased PennREN Connections, Services and National Science Foundation Grant are KINBER 2015 Highlights Harrisburg, PA (Feb. 18) -- The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community network, experienced a record year of growth in 2015, and looks to continue the trend in 2016. “This year, KINBER will build upon our success and … [Read more...]

Zach Bare Joins KINBER

Zach Bare Joins KINBER PA's Growing Research and Education Network Expands Team to Meet Member Needs Harrisburg, PA (Feb. 9) -- Zachary Bare of Sandy Ridge, PA joined the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) as its newest network engineer. He comes to KINBER with experience in network and telecommunication systems and an interest in perfSONAR. Bare is part of the team responsible for providing engineering and operations support for Pennsylvania Research … [Read more...]

KINBER’S New PennREN Advantage Service Provides Value and Flexibility

KINBER’S New PennREN Advantage Service Provides Value and Flexibility Eleven Organizations Take Advantage of New Service Portfolio HARRISBURG (Feb. 2) – Citing more flexibility and greater access to Internet2 and caching services, eleven organizations have upgraded to new service packages the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) began offering in fall 2015. The new service portfolio, which includes PennREN Basic, PennREN Advantage and PennREN Plus … [Read more...]