About Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.

Challenges

Faced with business and IT challenges, Gallaudet University was distracted from its core mission which as to serve its student population and their global customers and partners.

  • Aging and retiring workforce leading to a potential knowledge drain

  • Systemic performance issues impacting online and batch processes

  • High TCO due to dependence on contract labor to run and maintain PeopleSoft applications and infrastructure

  • Lack of a Disaster Recovery Solution for on-premise, mission-critical PeopleSoft applications

Solution

Gallaudet chose Astute Business Solutions as its strategic partner to Lift and Shift and Manage Peoplesoft Human Capital Management, Financial Management, and Campus Solutions applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Astute conducted a Cloud Workshop to assess Gallaudet’s needs and designed a solution to run PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help Gallaudet overcome the above-mentioned challenges. The solution included the following key elements:

  • Enabling, automating and migrating on-premise Peoplesoft HCM, FM and Campus Solution applications to OCI

  • Protecting applications with Disaster Recovery on OCI

  • Operating and monitoring business-critical PeopleSoft applications with PeopleSoft Managed Services on OCI

  • Terraform automation for PeopleSoft deployment and management

  • Standardizing business processes through Cloud automation

  • Trimming resources, dependencies, and TCO by migrating to the Cloud

Benefits

By moving PeopleSoft to OCI,

  • Gallaudet University reduces TCO by half-million dollars by moving PeopleSoft to the Cloud!

  • Performance: Over 50% improvement in application batch performance by moving to OCI.

  • Disaster Recovery: A reliable, working, and automated disaster recovery solution on OCI.

  • Monitoring: Production monitoring on Oracle Management Cloud combined with OEM which gives them complete transparency into performance uptime and utilization.

  • Taking advantage of the OCI Gen 2 Infrastructure the Financial NVision reporting process has been reduced to 2 hours from the previous 4 hours.

  • Allows Gallaudet to focus on its core mission of being the premier institution of learning, teaching, and research for deaf and hard-of-hearing college students.

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