SEATTLE, Wash. and RENO, Nev. (Aug. 19, 2020) – The Quilt, a consortium of regional Research and Education (R&E) Networks throughout the United States, today announced that the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), operator of the videoconferencing and data network, NevadaNet, has become the latest affiliate member to join The Quilt.
“We’re so pleased that NSHE System Computing Services has elected to join our diverse membership,” said Jen Leasure, president and CEO of The Quilt. “The Quilt is a national community of innovators with a long track record of success as our members and affiliates collaborate to develop, deploy and operate advanced cyberinfrastructure that enables innovation in research and education throughout the United States. NHSE operates NevadaNet, the statewide research and education network. We are looking forward to learning from NHSE and their experiences as a new collaborator and contributor to The Quilt community.”
Headquartered in Reno, System Computing Services is a unit of the NSHE and is responsible for provisioning and managing system-wide information services. NevadaNet provides data and video Internet and Internet2 connectivity statewide to more than 200 NSHE campus locations, rural K-12 locations, health clinics, and state agencies.
“NSHE/NevadaNet is proud to be a new affiliate member of The Quilt,” said, Kirk Fitzgerald, Director of Network Services at NevadaNet. “We are anxious to join forces with esteemed colleagues to collaborate on ideas, share resources and expertise, and grow our network professionals’ competencies so we continue to provide world-class video, data and internet services to our research and education customers. We hope to learn from other regional connectors to stay current with best practices, successful projects, good ideas, and to promote NSHE research infrastructure to grantors and prospective researchers.”
The NSHE, formerly the University and Community College System of Nevada, or UCCSN, is a state government unit in Nevada that oversees its public system of colleges and universities. It was formed in 1968 to oversee all state-supported higher education in the state.
About NSHE System Computing Services
NSHE System Computing Services is the recognized leader and catalyst for technology change and innovation in the Nevada System of Higher Education. Their purpose is to facilitate collaborative technology partnerships throughout NSHE and select agencies of the state of Nevada, with an adaptable, reliable, robust and current infrastructure and core application, network and technical services to enable users to excel in their core academic, research, outreach and administrative missions. Visit www.scs.nevada.edu.
About The Quilt
The Quilt is the national coalition of non-profit U.S. regional research and education networks representing 48 networks across the country. Members of The Quilt provide advanced network services and applications to over 900 universities and thousands of other educational and community anchor institutions. Together, we promote consistent, reliable, inter-operable and efficient advanced networking services that extend to the broadest possible community and represent common interests in the development and delivery of advanced cyberinfrastructure that enables innovation through our education and research mission. Visit www.thequilt.net and follow on Twitter @TweetTheQuilt.