Huge change initiative sees over 200 mission-critical systems migrate to Tribal’s world-class cloud environment

Published: 09/10/2018

Tribal’s Cloud Systems team has already transitioned over 200 out of 245 hosted customers as we migrate their mission-critical systems to our new, world-class cloud environment supported by Rackspace.

As well as migrating Tribal’s own internal servers to the Rackspace environment, the Cloud Systems team has migrated over 200 customer systems enabling them to benefit from greater levels of availability, security and performance, as well as giving them further opportunity to access Tribal’s range of Cloud Services designed to optimise the performance of their systems.

The move is part of Tribal’s strategy embracing cloud technology and is yet another demonstration of our ongoing commitment to supporting education providers through world-class systems and services. Having selected Rackspace, the worlds’ number one provider of managed cloud services, we have established a dedicated private cloud environment as well as a public cloud offering through Microsoft Azure and Amazon Webs Services (AWS). In doing so, we put ourselves in a unique position of being able to offer a choice of cloud environments for our customers when it comes to their technology strategy for Student Management Systems.

Chris Farnath, Managing Director, Cloud & Support Services at Tribal, comments on the significance of the migrations, “I am delighted that our customers have already started to experience the performance improvements from the service transition between legacy hosting and new cloud technologies. The scale of the transition should not to be underestimated; approximately 80% of our cloud customers have already migrated across, engaging Customers, Partners and Tribal Cloud Professionals in a significant logistical exercise demanding extensive planning, execution and validation. Coordinating such a massive change initiative has presented its challenges and where these have been encountered we have responded promptly and professionally to ensure minimal impact or disruption. There is still some way to go before the project is completed and I would like to thank everyone involved for their ongoing support and commitment.”

To learn more about how UK education institutions’ adoption of cloud is taking an upward turn, access our white paper, “The rise of cloud adoption in education and what that means for Student Information Systems”