What began as a small college for women in 1857 has evolved into a coed, comprehensive, master’s-level university with a commitment to liberal arts and professional studies. Today, Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina serves approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students through its six accredited schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Blair College of Health (including the Presbyterian School of Nursing), the Cato School of Education, the Knight School of Communication, and the Hayworth School of Graduate and Continuing Studies.
With a mission to provide a transformative educational experience and a global perspective, Queens University of Charlotte needed a platform that allowed students to log in from anywhere, at any time to support its global learning and understanding initiatives.
The university moved its production servers to the VMware vCloud® Air™ secure public cloud platform without interruption to the domain controller for access management. “VMware vCloud Air allows us to provide anytime, anywhere service for all of our faculty, staff and students in a way that they can trust and they know that it will be available no matter where they are or no matter what’s happening with our on-campus environment,” says Brian Baute, CIO of Queens University of Charlotte. vCloud Air was also used to host the University’s main Web site as well as a resource Domain Name System (DNS) server to be available 24/7 to alumni, prospective students, and donors.
Moreover, using vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, the university was able to host some of the apps it wasn’t ready to move to the cloud, such as fundraising servers, a customer relationship management (CRM) system for recruiting students, and other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
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