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How Ellucian Delivers Scale, Security, and Innovation to Higher Education

Cloud adoption is a key priority for higher education. As colleges and universities continue to transform to meet changing student expectations, institutional leaders want to help students access advanced, easy-to-use solutions anytime, anywhere. They also need better and timelier access to institutional and student data to inform decision-making, amidst pressure for increased accountability.

Ellucian, an AWS Education Competency Partner, provides technology solutions and services that remove barriers, helping higher education institutions achieve student success. Ellucian’s work with AWS supports the company’s cloud strategy, offering colleges and universities a secure move to the cloud, at their own pace.

Focused on the mission-critical systems on campus, like student information, Ellucian chose AWS as its global cloud provider to deliver scale, security, and a rapid pace of innovation. Working with AWS enables Ellucian to efficiently deploy a broad and deep portfolio of cloud products to the higher education market in more than 20 countries around the world.

 “The AWS platform has given Ellucian a global, scalable, highly secure, and highly innovative platform to run all of our cloud applications and better serve our higher education clients worldwide,” said Toby Williams, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Ellucian.

Security and scalability were key elements evaluated when Ellucian chose AWS because of its relationships to a broad range of higher education institutions and the sensitive student data that its customers manage. Fourteen of the top sixteen Ellucian products are currently deployed on AWS.

Ellucian’s relationship with AWS, its expansive application footprint, and large user base allows universities to scale up during peak registration times and then scale down to save costs and resources for their customers delivering a better time to value. This will give educational institutions access to critical data and analytics that influence teaching decisions and enable successful learning outcomes campus-wide.

Watch this video to learn more about how Ellucian uses AWS to host mission-critical apps to deliver scale, security, and innovation to higher education. And check out the fireside chat from Ellucian Live featuring Teresa Carlson, VP of Worldwide Public Sector, AWS and Jeff Ray, CEO, Ellucian.

Continue to learn more about how cloud computing is changing education and learning by watching Jeff Ralyea, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cloud at Ellucian, at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C.