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Partners in Education & Research

Delivering Technology Nationally to Enable Research and Education Advancement

We’ve been entrenched in the R&E market for over 30 years, so we speak the same language you do. Our partnerships provide us a unique ability to assist with design, acquisition and deployment of the latest technology solutions for Research and Education advancement across the country.

At PIER Group, we consider ourselves as “partners” on our customers journey to create a competitive advantage, or leadership position, in areas that matter most to them. It is our mission for you to feel confident in the foundation and support of the entire PIER Group team and our partners.

PIER Group is honored to be selected as University of Maryland’s partner in implementing Aruba wireless networking across their campus. Providing turnkey solutions for higher education environments is what we excel in everyday, allowing us to partner with UMD to create a high performing campus to continue their tradition of global academic leadership.

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Proud Woman-Owned Business

PIER Group is a certified Women's Business Enterprise, helping Research and Education universities meet their diversity goals.

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Why the Pier?

It is our mission for you to feel confident in the foundation and support of the entire PIER Group team and our partners.

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Solutions

We Speak the Same Language as You

Partners

Relationships Built on Responsiveness and Trust

As a trusted partner, PIER Group collaborates with Fortinet to deliver security without compromise that address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments.

Fortinet

A partnership dedicated to innovation, commitment and creativity that delivers transforming network experiences.

Juniper Networks

Working together to assist institutions in connecting users to their

Effecientip

An Aruba Platinum partnership that spans over 25 years' experience

Aruba

Working together to empower the Research & Education community

Ciena

A Unique Partnership Dedicated to Delivering Innovative, Reliable Technology Solutions in the Research and Education Space

Hewlett Packard

Together bringing remarkable drive and expertise to advancing AI in the Research and Education Space.

NVIDIA

As a trusted partner, PIER Group collaborates with Fortinet to deliver security without compromise that address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments.

Fortinet

A partnership dedicated to innovation, commitment and creativity that delivers transforming network experiences.

Juniper Networks

Working together to assist institutions in connecting users to their

Effecientip

An Aruba Platinum partnership that spans over 25 years' experience

Aruba

Working together to empower the Research & Education community

Ciena

A Unique Partnership Dedicated to Delivering Innovative, Reliable Technology Solutions in the Research and Education Space

Hewlett Packard

Together bringing remarkable drive and expertise to advancing AI in the Research and Education Space.

NVIDIA

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Helpful tools, guides, and support to enhance your experience with our services

Events

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Events

PEARC – Practice Experience in Advanced Research Computing

Jul 21-27, 2024
Providence, RI

Proven Impact

Our dedicated focus on higher education helps our clients meet their technology goals

90%

% R&E Customers

95%

Repeat Customers

2.5:1

Ratio of Engineers to Sales

It’s been fantastic engaging and working with the PIER Group Team who embodies everything a customer would ever want in a partner. Experience, knowledge, collaboration, and just all around good people. If you’re in higher ed and looking for a partner, look no further.
— Bill Gill, Territory Manager at Aruba Networks
We’re very multidisciplinary… being able to respond to the heterogeneity that is inherent now in our business is something that PIER Group has done a good job at. They get it. They really understand the university environment.
— Jim Wilgenbusch, Director of Research Computing, UMN
We have great engineers at IU, we rely on the great engineers at PIER to make our services even better. Using PIER ensures that we have best product, the most current product, and the most timely delivery of these services. PIER has been a partner of IU for decades, and the relationship ends up being a true partnership, more than a vendor/client relationship.
— Dave Jent, Associate Vice President of Networking, Indiana University
Networking today is really like a utility, and because it’s such a critical, relied upon service, you have to have good partners to help you keep that service running in a top notch way. PIER is one of those partners. The “P” in their name, Partners, we really think of them as a partner for us here at IU because they’re really interested in our success and facilitating the mission of the university for faculty, staff, and students. A company like PIER can come in and provide their expertise, look at the facility and come up with a decision that would be able to utilize wireless in a efficient way, which would be very different than what we typically do on any other build.
— Mark Spencer, Director of Telecom Infrastructure, Indiana University
What we really liked about working with PIER Group is that they paid really close attention, and not only understand our technical requirements but they understood our culture and the way we work. It’s really satisfying seeing everything come together and you end up with the resources benefiting everyone at the university. Without a doubt, MSI and the university as a whole is in a better place today as a result of this project.
— Graham Allan, Director of Development and Operations, Minnesota SuperComputing Institute
By working with PIER Group, we were able to combine systems from HPE and DDN, to provide this system that has this wonderful capacity. It was great to have a partner to help us deliver the most powerful GPU system in the NSF portfolio today.
— William Gropp, Director, NCSA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
PIER Group’s guidance was invaluable for streamlining the implementation process, making it easier for the university to make the much-needed system improvement. Furthermore, PIER Group’s relationship with other vendors continues to help the university to stay ahead of other beneficial technologies and their roadmaps.
— Dan Schumacher, VP of Infrastructure, University of South Carolina
I cannot overstate the critical role that our dedicated contributors play in the success of the SCinet network at SC23, notably this year’s Diamond contributors, Cisco and PIER Group. Their expertise, innovation, and unwavering commitment are the very backbone of this network, and together, we transform the impossible into reality, ensuring that SC remains a beacon of technological advancement and collaboration.
— Hans Addleman, 2023 Scinet Chair
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