Affiliate Services

Through strategic partnerships with our vendor and third party provider community, KINBER is able to offer these value-added services at discounts only available to KINBER members.


TierPoint offers on-net disaster recovery, managed back up, and various cloud solutions at special pricing for KINBER members utilizing PennREN. TierPoint (previously Xand) is the Northeast’s premier provider of cloud, colocation, and managed services, and was KINBER’s first commercially provided services partnership.

Learn more about TierPoint services and sign up today.

Sungard AS

KINBER is an Associate Partner of Sungard AS services, an international leader in providing production and recovery services tailored to help their customers achieve desired business outcomes. This partnership provides KINBER with the unique opportunity to offer its members access to a complete set of services to better help them manage operational risk, as well as maintain flexible and resilient IT environments.

Sungard AS services available through this partnership are:

  • Application Management
  • Security & Compliance
  • Managed Security Services
  • Compliance and Certifications
  • Disaster Recovery (RaaS)
  • Business Continuity
  • IT Consulting Services
  • Cloud Services
  • Hosting Services

Learn more about Sungard AS services and sign up today.


Through its membership in The Quilt, a national consortium of 36 Research and Education networks across the country, KINBER members are able to take advantage of steep discounts on all VMware licenses and services. Through this partnership with Carahsoft and VMware, eligible KINBER entities are able to access this pre-negotiated convenience contract pricing. All VMware perpetual software licenses, products, professional services and corresponding support and subscription found at qualify for the discounted pricing. Only one quote is needed and no bidding is necessary since the contract was pre-competed and provides KINBER members the best possible pricing.

Learn more about VMware discounts and sign up today.