California Polytechnic State University Case Study
How does a world-class technology university navigate the migration from an on-premises data center to a future-proofed IT infrastructure in the cloud? California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is one of the top engineering schools in the nation, but the university was struggling with legacy technology that put data at risk. Cal Poly is in the midst of an evolving cloud-migration journey. The university invested in cloud-based training for its IT staff and decided to go all in on the AWS Cloud, breaking free from a lift-and-shift mentality, and found success in adopting a people-first, technology-second strategy. As the world’s first university-based innovation program powered by AWS, the Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub) is dedicated to connecting public sector organizations with engaged students and world-class technology expertise. With a "learn-by-doing" approach, the DxHub aims to improve digital experiences for students and citizens globally.