About Us

Ardera | Data Driven – Customer Focused

"If data is vital to your business' success,  you need an IT (Information Technology) solutions leader who can provide practical solutions.  At Ardera, our down-to-earth approach and solutions give you absolute confidence in your IT choices. When you partner with Ardera, we custom tailor IT solutions for your business to ensure your specific needs are met. Our corporate integrity is a critical asset and we are committed to upholding it worldwide. Professional. Reliable. Trustworthy. Honest."


Larry Harwood


Mission Statement

We leverage the power of technology to achieve our customers desired outcomes.

About Us

Data Driven – Recognizing that harnessing the power of data can make, break, or power an organization to new heights.
Customer Focused –We will engage with each client in an ethical, and transparent manner that demonstrates a customer first culture.

At Ardera we believe that data possesses the qualities of energy as defined by Newton’s law for the conservation of energy.

We believe that the creation of data is actually a transformation of an event, or action, from one form to the data form. That through these transformations, this energy, in the form of data, will include the insight for change, and if properly understood can affect positive outcomes for those who pay attention.

Partner Certifications



  • Certified SAN Implementation Engineer
  • Certified Storage Installation Engineer – ONTAP
  • Certified Implementation Engineer, E-Series
  • Certified StorageGrid Installation
  • Certified Solidfire Installation & Implementation


  • Certified Network Associate – Data Center
  • Certified Network Associate – Routing & Switching
  • Cisco Business Value Analyst – Data Center
  • Cisco Unified Computing Design Specialist – Data Center


  • Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization


  • Certified Backup Engineer
  • Certified Backup Product Specialist
  • Certified Essentials for O365– Product Specialist
  • Certified Engineer
 Harwood International Corporation is recognized by the State of Tennessee as a certified SMALL BUSINESS
Our certificate number is: 083117-03
The Tennessee State Government  EDISON Credentials for Ardera and Harwood are as follows:
Ardera Edison Vendor Number: 0000181559
HARWOOD INTERNATIONAL Edison Vendor Number: 0000134290
Harwood International Corporation is a vendor listed on the NetApp Contract with the State of Tennessee, Contract number: 53612