The University at Albany (UAlbany) State University of New York (SUNY) has been home to world-class faculty such as Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison. Their challenges are to respond more quickly to changing educational and administrative needs and improve IT systems efficiency to address budget constraints. They chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They have implemented high-performance cloud services by equipping a new data center with full redundancy and disaster recovery in a LEED silver-certified facility. The results of implementing NetApp were it enhances learning by improving experience using critical applications such as Blackboard Learn and Oracle PeopleSoft, provides more capacity for online classes and big data initiatives and positions university for next 10 to 15 years as a cloud service provider.