Ellucian and Amazon Web Services Expanding Relationship
Ellucian has expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services, as many of Ellucian’s higher education solutions are offered on a cloud enabled platform. In the future, Ellucian plans to utilize the Amazon Web Services Cloud to power some of its services, allowing the more than 2,400 colleges and universities Ellucian serves to have access to cloud services. This will increase the both the accessibility of cloud solutions and the efficiency in which these are offered.
Jeff Ray, president and CEO at Ellucian, has commented “Cloud technology is essential to delivering an exciting new modern student experience for our institutions to deliver on student success. We are investing heavily in our strategic collaboration with AWS, a leading cloud infrastructure provider, to deliver a superior user experience for faculty, staff, and more than 18 million students within Ellucian’s growing higher education community.”
The collaboration between the two companies allows colleges and universities to move securely to the cloud at their discretion. Many services, such as Ellucian Mobile and Ellucian Pilot, are cloud ready. Some services like Colleague by Ellucian can be hosted on the Amazon Web Service platform today through a Software as a Service platform (SaaS) by the end of 2016.
Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, has stated: “Institutions across the world will benefit from Ellucian’s cloud-first strategy that combines their higher education product portfolio with the agility, flexibility and scale of the AWS Cloud. This will give educational institutions access to critical data and analytics that influence teaching decisions and enable successful learning outcomes campus-wide.”
The cloud has begun to transform education, healthcare, security; where will it go next?