Technology giant IBM is now powering the e-learning platform Moodle from Khipu Corporation.
Khipu developed Moodle to help educators and participants create effective online learning sites. The platform has been supporting the Distance Learning Program promoted by the Regional Government of Cusco.
Khipu will leverage IBM SoftLayer Cloud infrastructure to enable educators and facilitators to access virtual lessons, download educational material, conduct tests of its training program and focus on high performance teaching.
The service helps over 7,000 teachers and enables e-learning from remote rural areas.
Khipu was facing challenge due to the growing demand for the e-learning platform. The existing infrastructure was not able to address the capacity needs. With this partnership, Khipu will be able to offer a robust, scalable and cost-effective infrastructure for its customers.
The Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) from SoftLayer offers bare metal servers with on-demand ordering and automated deployment. With its ability to offer unlimited private network traffic between all of its facilities, SoftLayer is able to significantly reduce Khipu’s bandwidth costs as it delivers its lesson plans.
Since deploying its application on the SoftLayer’s cloud, more than 7,000 users have accessed Khipu’s services, and the company expects that number will continue to grow by the end of 2014, Khipu said.
Seizing an on-demand infrastructure and a usage-based billing, Khipu is able to meet the demands of short-term projects without a large upfront investments in IT infrastructure. The cloud service also helps Khipu save thousands of dollars in infrastructure investments.
“At IBM, we strive every day to meet the needs of our customers in order to develop innovative technological solutions and to accompany them in their growth,” said Rodolfo Armellini, service manager IBM Peru. “SoftLayer can provide security, privacy and the reliability of private clouds, with the economy and speed of a public cloud.”