Greg M. Smith

Technology Leader

Public Speaker

Cloud Evangelist

EdTech Entrepreneur

Greg M. Smith

Technology Leader

Public Speaker

Cloud Evangelist

EdTech Entrepreneur

Project Nimbus

UMUC was faced with aging hardware, five overgrown data centers, and engineers who were acting as administrators rather then engineers I created a path to migrate our entire production estate to Amazon Web Services. Developing the plan it became obvious very quickly that this was more then compute and storage. It was about people and ensuring they saw the path forward their careers. It was about showing the transition back from administrator to engineers. In six months, we transitioned over 50 critical workloads the SSO environment to Active Directory to the cloud. In the end, we closed four physical data centers on three continents and are providing more responsive, more resilient, and more reliable services to our staff, faculty and most importantly our students,