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California State University

Improving the student campus experience throughout the largest US four-year public university

The Business Challenge

Enhance the student learning experience and deliver technology services critical to student success and Graduation Initiatives 2025.

The Solution

Unisys Cloud & Infrastructure Services including CloudForte® to deploy a Hybrid-Cloud model with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ansible for Automation, Delphix for data management and ServiceNow® for service management, Advanced Analytics and Managed Security Services, including LogRhythm® as a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform, to securely manage CSU’s PeopleSoft Common Management System. Solution includes deployment of a private and public cloud, data virtualization, backup and disaster recovery services.

Results and Benefits

  • Accelerated the ability to quickly and efficiently process critical administrative services, including student scheduling and registration to human resources and employee compensation, for 484,300 students and 52,000+ faculty and staff across 23 campuses and the Chancellor’s Office
  • Delivered 30% better performance, while realizing 33% cost savings and 40+% in growth
  • Achieved a more financially sustainable infrastructure while realizing significant economies of scale, and with lower cost of ownership (reduction of $4.5m in compute and storage costs, and cost avoidance of $2.8+m annually) through simplified support requirements and automation
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