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New initiative with Ellucian and AWS designed to speed and simplify higher education’s transformation to the cloud

Ellucian announced the launch of a new initiative in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) designed to both streamline and accelerate digital transformation and cloud adoption for higher education.

The initiative – the Cloud Acceleration program – is available for a limited time to all Ellucian Banner and Ellucian Colleague on-premises customers considering moving to the cloud during 2020. From November 4 and running through December 31 of this year, eligible customers can choose and sign the Cloud Acceleration option to participate. This initiative leverages the AWS ISV Workload Migration Program (WMP).

Ellucian customers who take advantage of the program will benefit from expert guidance, specialized tools, and pricing options designed to accelerate the move to the cloud. This program will offer a cloud readiness assessment services package, preferred cloud contracting, and other tools and resources for driving the people, processes, and technology changes required for cloud adoption.

The mission of education is teaching, learning, and – in higher education – research. The resources devoted to building and maintaining data centers is an investment that can slow the path to improving student learning and the institution’s agility to adapt in the future. Through the ISV WMP, AWS enables education users to unburden themselves from data center management and focus more time and resources on their core business and skill set, while preserving capital.

“We are committed to helping higher education institutions realize all of the benefits the cloud has to offer,” said AWS Worldwide Public Sector Director, US Education Sales, Ann Merrihew.

Ellucian institutions eligible for this limited-time Cloud Acceleration program will be receiving notification with the details of the program or may contact their account executives directly. Ellucian is a cloud-ready technology solutions and services provider to higher education, serving more than 2,550 institutions in more than 50 countries.

Read the full press release on this announcement and learn more about AWS for higher education.