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University of Newcastle Digitises Its Student and Researcher Experience on AWS

Amazon Web Services Enabled Success Story

The University of Newcastle migrated to the AWS Cloud to improve agility, reduce technical debt, and cut operating costs by 20 percent. As an Australian public institution, the University of Newcastle is committed to improving the digital experience of its students and researchers.

With the knowledge that technology and digital capability are key enablers of innovation, the University of Newcastle began migrating the majority of its application portfolio to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in 2019. The University planned a phased journey to the cloud the year prior, with an initial migration timeline of 18–24 months for target workloads. However, its leaders then learned that its physical data centre was scheduled for demolition and they had to exit the facility by September 2020. This prompted the decision in late 2018 to perform a full migration to AWS. The University believed a cloud-first strategy would further help it compete and differentiate itself in the higher education sector. Exiting the data centre also aligned with their Environmental Sustainability commitment.

Download the case study to learn how the University of Newcastle collaborated with Deloitte and Amazon Web Services to rapidly exit their data centre and  digitise their student and researcher experience.