Ellucian Banner Cloud Migration Services

In everything we do. . .
we believe in challenging ourselves, our clients, and the status quo.

Elevate your Banner system with a Cloud Native transformation that transcends ordinary migration—it’s a strategic revolution. We meticulously craft and refine every element for the dynamic cloud landscape, creating a precision-tuned system poised to unlock the full potential of public cloud technology.

But that’s not all—empowering you with robust tools and automation, we put you in the driver’s seat, granting control over your cloud resources 24/7. Picture the agility to adapt and fine-tune your Banner system, ensuring peak performance and cost effectiveness.

This isn’t just a step; it’s a monumental leap toward SaaS readiness and unparalleled ERP flexibility. Bid farewell to limitations and usher in a SaaS-powered future where your ERP system not only resides but thrives majestically in the cloud.

We Deliver Cloud-Optimized Banner Systems

In addition to being SaaS ready and SaaS flexible, our cloud optimized Banner systems are highly available, secure, reliable, easier to manage, and cost much less to operate. With the Kent solution, all Banner infrastructure components are maintained as Infrastructure as Code (IaC).  Infrastructure as Code (IaC) means that machine-readable definition files, rather than platform-specific configuration tools, can be executed to quickly and easily create and modify an entire new Banner environment in a matter of minutes.  The application tier is containerized, making it easy to migrate to another solution, should a better opportunity arise in the future.  Most of all, we orchestrate and automate the containerized application resources to expand and contract as workload dictates.

Cloud Automation

We deliver cloud automation tools to enable your IT support team and developers to create, modify, and tear down resources on the cloud automatically, so that services and resources are used “on demand” only if and when they are needed.

Cloud automation eliminates the huge manual effort of having someone spin up resources, test them, identify when they are no longer needed, and take them down.

Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) means that we provide machine-readable definition files that can be run to quickly and easily create all of the cloud infrastructure components necessary to build or rebuild a Banner environment.  Without IaC, the public cloud provider’s GUI or CLI is used to manually create each resource. IaC saves time, tedium, is less error-prone, and enables you to create a whole new Banner environment in a matter of minutes rather than weeks.


Revolutionize your Banner application with containers! By separating the application tier from the virtual machine layer in a single machine cluster, containers redefine efficiency. Enjoy lightweight, speedy starts, enhanced security, and unmatched reliability, all while minimizing memory usage for optimal cost-effectiveness in a metered consumption model.


But that’s not all – experience true portability as containers effortlessly run on Linux, Windows, Mac OS, VMs, bare metal, on-premises, or any public/private cloud. Your applications become adaptable globetrotters, ready to thrive anywhere. Unleash easy deployment and seamless execution across diverse landscapes, elevating your Banner application game with the agility and resilience of containers – where innovation meets practicality.


Unlock the true power of automation with orchestration, a dynamic force that encompasses: cutting-edge container management, cloud elasticity for unparalleled scalability, precision scheduling that optimizes every task, and seamless integration of automated tasks across diverse systems.


While automation handles tasks in isolation, orchestration transcends, ensuring declarative execution with precision timing and order. Experience a system that doesn’t just operate; it seamlessly thrives. Orchestration is your key to a future where every element aligns effortlessly, ensuring your entire system not only runs but excels. Welcome to the future of seamless, orchestrated excellence.

Containerization Leverage

Unlock the power of containerization, and suddenly, you hold the trump card at every contract reset with your cloud provider. Picture this: the freedom to effortlessly relocate your applications virtually anywhere, turning every negotiation into a strategic dance of possibilities. It’s not just a feature; it’s your ultimate bargaining chip, allowing you to seamlessly shift to a more enticing provider when opportunity knocks.

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Enhance your cloud operations with Infrastructure as Code (IaC), a tool designed to simplify cloud infrastructure management. Imagine using machine-readable scripts, freeing you from the complexities and tedium of cloud interfaces. IaC is more than a time-saver; it streamlines processes, reduces errors, and allows you to create a new Banner environment in a matter of minutes, rather than weeks. Improve your efficiency and accuracy with the straightforward power of IaC.

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Why Partner with us?

We deliver a collaborative team engagement, designed to give you persistent and immediate access to any part of our specialized team whenever you need it. The degree of engagement with us can wax and wane as needs dictate, and the level of service can range from a few hours here and there, to a full managed services arrangement where our team takes care of everything.

When we say our team is your team we mean it. Our goal is to provide you with the right expertise to not only meet your immediate needs, but set you up for long-term success.

Our teams are always available, yet we only charge for actual productive hands on keyboard time. Moreover, we provide the technology and tools to enable staff from your organization to work hand-in-hand with our team either remotely or in person.

David Kent Consulting is committed to providing an agile team of experienced practitioners who provide meaningful engagements to our clients resulting in product sustainability and institutional success.

David Kent Consulting is a group of experienced Oracle, Ellucian Banner and Cloud professionals who provide functional and technical services to institutions of higher education.

Our goal is to help you get the highest possible return on your technology portfolio investment.