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ERPA - ASU

The Challenge: Performance issues and outages due to limitations from outdated hardware.

The Solution: A Well Architected high-availability AWS infrastructure tailored to stabilize and meet PeopleSoft applications. Extensive use of cloud native features and functionality, continually updated compute resources, and scalability.

The Outcome: A successful lift & shift migration of stabilized applications to the cloud for increased reliability and security, optimized performance, increased operational efficiency.

ERPA Upgrades Alabama State University's PeopleSoft Applications to AWS

Out with the Old (Hardware), in with the New (AWS Cloud)

With nearly 5,500 students, Alabama State University is a comprehensive diverse student-centered public HBCU committed to global excellence in teaching, research and service.

The University’s PeopleSoft applications were unstable, including extensive performance issues, outages, and security vulnerabilities as a result of outdated hardware. These hardware limitations significantly impacted the PeopleSoft user community and the University IT Team’s ability to properly manage and maintain the systems.

The University was faced with the decision to upgrade its hardware or modernize its PeopleSoft applications in the cloud.

Leveraging the Power of the Cloud

ERPA partnered with the University IT Team to understand the current issues, business requirements and future technology initiatives to re-architect the way in which the PeopleSoft applications were hosted. This resulted in:

  • Well Architected high availability AWS cloud infrastructure for reliability
  • Appropriately provisioned cloud resources and continually updated hardware
  • Streamlined application and infrastructure patching and maintenance
  • Enhanced security and compliance with internal, regulatory and statutory requirements

The ERPA team successfully performed a lift & shift migration to the AWS cloud which stabilized the PeopleSoft applications and set the foundation for future upgrades.

The University experienced immediate improvements in performance and application reliability.

ERPA continues to support the University through a tailored PeopleSoft managed services and hosting engagement.

ERPA was critical in helping ASU migrate our PeopleSoft systems to AWS. They worked with us as a partner in every aspect. Any issues encountered were resolved in a timely manner. We are currently satisfied with the way our systems are performing which means easy use for our employees and students.

Jackie DeLaine
Business Process & Reporting Analyst
Alabama State University

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