Ellucian® Advances its Cloud Capabilities by Partnering with Global Leader in Data Center Infrastructure Solutions

FAIRFAX, Va. – November 20, 2013 – Ellucian® has bolstered its capabilities to help higher education take advantage of the strategic benefits of cloud computing. Ellucian offers a comprehensive set of cloud solutions including application hosting and management services, and a rapidly growing family of Software as a Service offerings. These higher education technology solutions are efficient, secure, and scalable, and free up your IT staff to focus on strategic priorities.

Ellucian formed a strategic relationship with Dimension Data to support the growing scope and scale of its cloud services business. Dimension Data is a $5.8B IT solutions and services provider with more than 15,000 employees in 52 countries across 5 continents. Dimension Data’s cloud platform features enhanced reliability, flexible capacity-on-demand, API-based integration, and increased automation. Its global footprint gives Ellucian the ability to extend the benefits of its cloud platform to its worldwide customer base. Dimension Data’s world-class platform complements Ellucian’s expertise in developing and maintaining higher education software to bring the industry a truly reliable and robust cloud solution.

“Ellucian provides every element of cloud computing to give our customers confidence that their data and applications will always be secure and available in a high-performing environment,” said John Kopcke, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Ellucian. “Institutions can integrate cloud applications and services into their portfolios at a pace that’s right for them.”

“We run our Banner system and all of its associated applications in the Ellucian Cloud,” said Connie Moise, CIO, Brandman University. “Trusting our ERP to Ellucian lets us create a more nimble and strategically-oriented IT organization. And it gives us more time to work with our functional offices and users.”

The Ellucian Cloud
The Ellucian Cloud is an expanding suite of higher education-specific cloud solutions delivered in a high performance cloud computing infrastructure. Solutions that can be deployed in the Ellucian Cloud include Ellucian’s core administrative systems and their integrated analytics, student engagement and retention, business intelligence, portal, and partner solutions, and SaaS solutions.

Ellucian cloud capabilities:
• Help reduce risk through 24/7 monitoring and disaster recovery
• Ensure applications are up-to-date with current functionality so institutions can get the strongest benefit and ROI from their software
• Deliver consistent service levels at predictable costs so institutions can manage budgets more effectively
• Boost effectiveness while reducing overall cost of ownership

About Ellucian
Ellucian helps education institutions thrive in an open and dynamic world. We deliver a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provide strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com, follow Ellucian on Twitter (@EllucianInc), and like Ellucian on Facebook (/EllucianInc).
About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data combines its systems integration expertise with a comprehensive suite of enterprise-class cloud services to help organizations with their journey to the cloud. The company specializes in solutions for Enterprises, SaaS ISVs and Service Providers. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Learn more at http://www.dimensiondata.com/en-US and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow Dimension Data Americas on Twitter at @DimensionDataAM.

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