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


Our Mission

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.

Doing Business With Ardera

Ardera is the solutions group of Harwood International Corporation.  The following list of resources is provided to assist you to determine the easiest route to doing business with Ardera and Harwood International.

Small Business Enterprise Association

Ardera is the solutions group of Harwood International.  Harwood International is a certified small business.
System Vendor Number: 20315547
We are listed as:
 Harwood International Corporation
4713 Gann Store Road
Hixson, TN  37343
Tax ID Number: 101240284

State of Tennessee WSCA/NASPO ValuePoint

Contract Number: MNWNC-121 / 53458
Contract Term: April 1, 2015 thru March 31, 2020
If you are a: State Agency, Local Government, Private Non-Profit Institution of Higher Education and Eligible Non-Profit Agency, you are eligible to take advantage of this contract vehicle for NetApp products and services.
Contractor Legal Entity Name: Harwood International Corporation
Federal Employer Identification Number: 62-0981811
Subject Contract Number: 53612
Eligible products and services available under this contractor as available at the following site:



Vendor Number with the State of Tennessee

Ardera Edison Vendor Number: 0000181559
Harwood International Edison Vendor Number: 0000134290

United States Federal Government’s System for Award Management (SAM)

Harwood International Corporation
DUNS Number: 030682876
Ardera Technologies & Solutions LLC
DUNS Number: 079187616

Tennessee Board of Regents – Uses JAGGAER Supplier Network

The Tennessee Board of Regents system is the largest system of higher education in Tennessee.  Member institutions who wish to do business with Harwood International and Ardera may access our profile within the JAGGAER Supplier Network.
Harwood International JAGGAER Network ID: 18684162

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