Curtin University: University Controls Costs, Streamlines IT, and Improves Education with Cloud Platform
Curtin University in Perth, Australia, offers students a lifelong web-based resource called iPortfolio that supports reflective learning while students are at university and provides a useful job-hunting tool after they graduate. To permanently host the ever-growing amount of iPortfolio data was a daunting storage challenge for Curtin IT staff, and their original solution was expensive and difficult to scale. With the help of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Intergen, the university has moved iPortfolio data and computing resources to the Windows Azure platform. By moving to a cloud-based platform, Curtin has reduced data storage costs, simplified IT resource planning, streamlined development, and enabled exciting enhancements to the iPortfolio application.