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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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Hybrid cloud helps university transform, expand services

Unisys announced that it has been recognized by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, for its role in one of the top 25 examples of digital transformation in the new ISG book, Shaping the Digital Future of Business: 25 Stories of Successful Enterprise-Provider Partnerships. Unisys was recognized for its work with the California State University.

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