PowerSchool’s switch to Rackspace improves processes and efficiency for Oswego USD 504 personnel
May 12, 2016, Folsom, CA – PowerSchool recently switched its hosting provider to Rackspace for scalability, improving uptime and service to customers. Since the transition, Kansas’ Oswego USD 504 is experiencing an enhanced level of speed and responsiveness to better power its school operations.
“From a tech perspective, hosting is one of the most important processes involved when it comes to managing student data. In terms of cost efficiency—it’s the way to go. If we had to host our PowerSchool student information system ourselves, we would spend a significant amount of time managing it. By implementing PowerSchool Hosting, we’re saving thousands of dollars every year in equipment costs and more importantly, in man hours. Since we’ve been hosted through PowerSchool and Rackspace, the amount of time I have to spend with updating servers is zero,” said Landon Allen, Director of Information Technology at Oswego USD 504.
PowerSchool Hosting complements its SIS in assuring customers that they have the most reliable, secure, and responsive solution for enterprise-grade reporting. All updates, patches, and server management for K-12 schools and districts are efficiently taken care of, enabling educators to invest time in the classroom instead of server maintenance.
“PowerSchool takes care of everything, making server maintenance absolutely painless. There isn’t anything I have to do which allows me to spend more time with professional development. As an example, PowerSchool is launching its new gradebook, PowerTeacher Pro, and I’ve been able to focus on learning how this classroom management solution will positively impact our educators,” said Allen.
Allen comments on PowerSchool’s consultative approach with its customers. “When PowerSchool sends out a message letting us know what patch to update and how, it shows that they are working with customers to ensure data security. Our priorities align in keeping student data safe and secure,” adds Allen.
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