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Gonzaga University gives Oracle Cloud high marks

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Gonzaga University is using Oracle Cloud to streamline its operations and better serve its student and staff community.

With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Database Cloud, the university has cut costs and reduced complexity and also upgraded to new versions of its ERP system and Ellucian software in 7 months—while improving security and reliability.

Ranked the fourth best regional university in the West for the fourth straight year by U.S. News & World Report, Gonzaga seeks to educate students for lives of leadership and service for the common good.

When an aging IT infrastructure was struggling to support the university’s strategic goals, a new approach was needed.

“Achieving sustainable operations is one of the key tenets in Gonzaga’s strategic plan,” said Darren Owsley, CTO at Gonzaga. “Our existing IT infrastructure on premise would have required significant upgrades to support new technology moving forward as well as the applications that are critical to our operations today. After a competitive bid process, Oracle Cloud was the clear choice for what Gonzaga needed, both in price and performance.”

By moving its core functions to the cloud, Gonzaga was able to eliminate the need for time-consuming configurations and provision new servers in minutes versus weeks. This has improved efficiency, while also allowing for the acceleration of new projects. And with the ability to easily scale and pay for only the capacity it’s using, Gonzaga now has the cost-effective foundation it needs to grow well into the future.

The university is also utilizing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for disaster recovery.

Gonzaga was recognized at OpenWorld 2018 as a winner of the Oracle Excellence Award for Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation, awarded to customers and partners who are using Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to accelerate innovation and drive business transformation by increasing agility, lowering costs and reducing IT complexity

More information is available at www.oracle.com/industries/higher-education.

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