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Our Cloud Story: How UC Santa Cruz Migrated to AWS
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By Charles McIntyre. Early in 2017, UC Santa Cruz went live with its first enterprise IT service in the cloud, the Identity Management (IDM) system. This was followed in rapid succession by other migrations to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud: PeopleSoft Campus Solutions in October 2017, Banner Advancement 9 in May 2018, and the Data Warehouse and the Operational Data Store (ODS) for UCPath in June 2018. Banner Finance, the last system, will migrate to AWS by the end of the year. When PeopleSoft Campus Solutions went live in AWS in October 2017, UCSC was the third university in the United States to do so. These migrations were successful because trust and collaborative models had been intentionally cultivated between the systems and security teams, database architects, application experts,...