Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) is pleased to announce its affiliation with managed services provider TierPoint, LLC. TierPoint is a leading, nationwide provider of cloud, colocation, and IT solutions. Relying upon TierPoint’s extensive network of redundant, state-of-the-art data centers, and backed by the expertise of TierPoint’s industry veterans, the SHCOE district continues to ensure its online high schools exceed student demands for secure, reliable educational services.

TierPoint’s business continuity and disaster recovery services enable the SHCOE district’s online high schools to maintain their Internet presence during severe weather or other emergencies. By relying upon TierPoint, the SHCOE district provides its online high schools with:

• Performance: Uptime, speed, and power to meet the simultaneous demands of their ever-increasing student populations
• Security: Multi-layered systems to protect data and virtual assets around the clock
• Scalability: The bandwidth to serve the expanding requirements of each online high school whenever needed
• Support: A seasoned team of industry experts dedicated to ensuring SHCOE’s 24/7/365 online presence, regardless of communications disruptions, weather events, or natural disasters

“Smart Horizons Career Online Education is an AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district. Its online high schools must have a robust, secure, and reliable Internet presence for all of its students,” stated Dr. Rob Miller, SHCOE’s Chief Knowledge Officer.

Dr. Miller further stated, “Increasingly, SHCOE is operating online high schools for state correctional facilities. By contract, SHCOE must report any service disruption to that state’s department of corrections. Therefore, it is imperative that SHCOE have an extremely reliable data center provider.” Dr. Miller noted that the state of Florida Department of Corrections was very pleased with SHCOE’s reliability and has begun expanding its contract with SHCOE.