California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), this week launched a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to help government, education, and non-profit organizations keep up with the latest technologies.
The university’s new Digital Transformation Hub (or DTHub) is being hailed as the “world’s first university-based cloud innovation centre powered by [AWS].” Its launch is an extension to Cal Poly’s existing partnership, which was announced in June. The migration of all core applications to the AWS cloud will be the focus of the new DT-Hub.
The DT-Hub combines AWS’ technical expertise with Cal Poly’s resources as a top STEM university in the country to solve technology-related problems submitted by public sector organisations. Accepted projects may include a broad range of public sector categories, including law enforcement and agriculture.
A team of Cal Poly students and employees from AWS will research the problem and consult with experts in the field. Then, they will propose a solution. This process takes approximately 10 weeks from start-to-finish.
According to the DT Hub Web site, the group will make the solutions public so that other organizations can duplicate them and benefit Californians.
“We are thrilled to be working with Cal Poly in order to accelerate the development innovative technology solutions that will provide insight into some of society’s most difficult challenges,” Teresa Carlson, vice-president of Worldwide Public Sector at AWS, stated in a prepared statement. “We are confident that Cal Poly DT Hub powered by AWS will assist other public organizations in solving their digital problems using the power and potential of the cloud, and become a model for digital transformation in the public sector across the globe.”