University of California, Office of the President Transitions to AWS with Sierra-Cedar Cloud Managed Services

University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) sought a system that could lower operational maintenance and infrastructure costs, better handle demand spikes, and facilitate scheduling adjustments without manual workarounds. In June 2020, UCOP sought to transition 21 environments (PeopleSoft HCM, Informatica, PeopleSoft UPK, and an Enterprise Reporting Solution) to Amazon Web Services (AWS) by December 2020, which was an exit deadline from its current data center and managed services provider. The project needed to support UCOP’s scaling needs and state mandated payroll processing timelines as well as integrate with third-party applications (MuleSoft, Inflight/Drupal, STAT, and GoAnywhere).

Key Project Highlights:

  • Improved performance resulting in significant reductions in payroll processing times
  • Integrated system solutions that sustain demands of enterprise usage and adhere to security standard protocols
  • Controlled costs and scalability with the ability to increase and reduce resources on demand (no surprise invoices)
  • Built-in redundancy for disaster recovery and more time for internal staff to focus on business-critical items
  • Used Sierra-Cedar’s A2M2 methodology (Analyze, Architect, Migrate, and Manage) to move environments to AWS
  • Continue to use Sierra-Cedar’s FlexOps® automation and orchestration platform to manage infrastructure deployment,
    versioning, drift detection, automation remediation, and change control