Cloud Computing & SaaS


Northern Virginia CC Partners with AWS for Cloud Degree Offering

This fall, Northern Virginia Community College will offer a Cloud Computing specialization for its Information Systems Technology associate of applied science degree. The college worked with Amazon Web Services' A.W.S. Educate program to create the new degree offering, which is "designed to address one of the most pressing skill-demands in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and the nation," according to a news announcement.

Unizin Building Data Platform on the Google Cloud

Unizin, the consortium of 25 colleges and universities focused on improving teaching and learning with technology, is turning to the Google Cloud as the foundation for an "interoperable, standards-driven ecosystem for teaching and learning data." The Unizin Data Platform will allow member universities to securely store, integrate and analyze student data and leverage those insights to improve student outcomes.

New Jersey REN Adding Amazon Web Services

A research and education network in New Jersey has signed a deal with Amazon to offer that company's web services to its members at reduced prices. Institutions, schools and districts that are members of N.J. Edge will be able to connect directly through the state's fiber connections run by N.J. Edge or create new ones through AWS Direct Connect, putting them, "one hop away" from Amazon's web services, according to N.J. Edge C.E.O. and President Samuel Conn.

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico University Turns to the Cloud to Restore Student Services

When September's massive storm knocked out access to electricity, clean water and communications for the entire island, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón needed to get up and running fast. Thanks to an extraordinary IT team and the resources of the cloud, the school was back in action within a few weeks.

Cal Poly Launches Digital Transformation Hub for Innovation

A new project at California Polytechnic State University will focus on problem-solving and innovation around public sector technology challenges.



New Unicon Service Helps Institutions Get Started with AWS

Unicon has introduced Jump Start for AWS, a new cloud consulting service that helps institutions migrate to Amazon Web Services.

Getting Beyond the Vicious Cycle of Outdated IT

An information technology overhaul at Johnson County Community College has resulted in true culture shift, coupled with better-fortified infrastructure and deeper partnerships with vendors.

Growth of Software-Defined Storage Driven by Agility, Autonomous Management and Cost

Spending on software-defined storage will reach $16.2 billion in 2021, growing 13.5 percent each year, according to a new forecast.

New Internet2 Offering Provides Access to Oracle Cloud

Mythics, a consulting firm and managed services provider specializing in Oracle products, is partnering with Internet2 to launch Oracle Cloud services for Internet2 members, InCommon participants and higher education institutions in regional partner programs.

Virtualization Rollout Lets Savannah State Students Access Learning Tools Any Time, Anywhere

Students at Georgia's Savannah State University can now get the apps and tools they need any time, anywhere and from any device through a secure hybrid cloud from U2 Cloud.

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