Georgetown University Lowers Costs by Migrating Legacy Data Centers to Google Cloud

Company Profile

Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. It is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.

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Business Situation

Faced with an onerous co-location lease and aging architecture, Georgetown University needed an efficient and scalable platform. The organization had built up 30 years’ worth of physical infrastructure and legacy application architectures that were costly and challenging to manage. Plus, with data in this legacy infrastructure, the university was unable to run effective analytics programs.


Google Cloud provides a cost-effective alternative to on-premise that additionally supports the growing analytical demands of the IT department’s user community. Maven Wave helped Georgetown successfully migrate critical IT systems to Google Cloud. By conducting application interviews, technical assessments, and environment scans, the team planned the migration of over 100 applications in a six-month window with no impact to end-users, while working around blackout dates driven by the university calendar.


Georgetown University is now able to avoid CAPEX investments by moving a majority of its server footprint out of the data center. The simplified enterprise environment and cloud platform frees up budget and positions the university’s data to be used for key analytics initiatives and business functionality initiatives. Google Cloud also provides greater flexibility, and scalability as well as offers an automatic replacement cycle.

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