ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Central New Mexico Community College is opening up its state-of-the-art data center to educational institutions around the state through a new joint venture with the Albuquerque company Harmonix Technologies Inc.
The nonprofit organization CNM Ingenuity, which manages commercial activities for the college, announced the new public-private partnership on Monday. The partners will offer comprehensive network management services to schools across New Mexico through CNM’s existing 3,000 square-foot data center on its main campus in Albuquerque. Services could include building and hosting cloud-based systems for schools, co-locating a school’s servers at CNM’s center if needed, and training opportunities for students and IT workers.
The new venture means grade schools and higher education institutions can immediately plug into existing, modern IT infrastructure without footing the capital costs for building new systems, said CNM Chief Information Officer Feng Hou.