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SUNY Taps Oracle Cloud to Modernize Infrastructure and Protect Data

The State University of New York is making a big move to the cloud in an effort to modernize its IT infrastructure and support next-generation learning. The largest university system in the United States is implementing Oracle Cloud at Customer, a dedicated on-premise cloud platform that provides public cloud services to the university data center.

A key consideration for the rollout: finding a cloud provider that could meet stringent regulatory data requirements and state mandates. "SUNY needed a cloud solution that would sit behind their firewall, while still offering all the modern capabilities of a public cloud offering," according to a news announcement. The Oracle Cloud Machine will allow SUNY's individual institutions to run their public cloud initiatives while keeping sensitive data on premise. "Individual schools can leverage the Oracle Cloud Machine to provision virtual machines, replicate mission critical data for disaster recovery, and quickly stand-up development and test environments, which can help those schools to reduce their individual data center footprints and reduce operating costs," the news release said.

"SUNY is dedicated to continually innovating to deliver the best learning experiences for our students and modern, efficient services for our staff," said, Mike Notarius, CIO of the State University of New York Information Technology Exchange Center, in a statement. "We are excited to stand up the Oracle Cloud at the State University of New York Information Technology Center and provide a public cloud experience within the SUNY Private Cloud."

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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