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MEI with assistance of FORS passed into a cloud of Oracle

Customers: MEI National research university

Moscow; Science and education

Contractors: FORS group
Product: Oracle Cloud

Project date: 2018/12  - 2019/05


On May 14, 2019 the FORS group company announced successful connection of FSBEI IN "The national research university "MEI" (NIU "MEI") to cloud services of Oracle. The educational institution implements the project on use of advantages of Oracle Cloud in educational process.

According to the company, students of two directions – "applied information science" and "business information science" of department of security and information technologies (BITS) of engineering and economic institute of NIU "MEI" - will study skills of design of databases, administrations and work with Oracle DBMS as the most advanced method for May, 2019. Learning process is built so that in a cloud will be executed course and theses, and teachers will have an opportunity of remote work with students. Besides, MEI will get all advantages of cooperation with the experienced partner with the status Oracle Cloud MSP which will provide uniform point of entry for transfer of workflows in a public cloud.

In learning process Oracle Database Cloud Service, including the cloud building tools Oracle Application Express (APEX) are used. It is in the long term going to be connected also to other services – such as IoT, Blockchain, BI, Data Visualization and so forth. Systemically to make efforts in this direction, at department within cooperation with FORS company the project laboratory where students, teachers and the staff of the company will work on real projects is created.

The need for the highly skilled IT personnel for May, 2019 is big more than ever. And we try to do everything, from us depending in this direction. In a year we let out about hundred students who are important for providing with all necessary knowledge not only in the theory, but also in practice. Transition to a cloud of Oracle Cloud opens for us a number of opportunities - it is better training, optimization of educational process, access to service far off, in fact, from any place in the world, the professional growth of teachers, individual approach to each student. It is possible to form college teams for the solution of professional tasks, startups, to keep commercial projects – we have resources necessary for this purpose now.

Igor Krepkov, professor of BIT department

The decision on transition to a cloud was made for several reasons. Among them – the need for cutting of costs for maintenance and administration of a system, an opportunity to do without DBA specialists, automatic update of versions of software, flexible management by performance and computing resources.

NIU "MEI" is a participant of the educational program of Oracle Academy that opens additional opportunities for improvement of educational process. Cloud resources can be used within rates under the auspices of Oracle Academy. In general it will allow to create a qualitative end-to-end system of preparation of the IT personnel using cloud computing.

It is planned that cloud resources will be used also for other divisions of NIU "MEI", and the department of security and information technologies (BITS) will become "point of entry" in a cloud. The Institute of remote and additional education of NIU "MEI" is going to seize this opportunity.