Cloud wallet 101: How universities can use it to help students succeed
Are you an administrator looking to improve your offerings? Learn how here.
Senior Manager Content @ Builder.ai®
May 13, 2020
Nelson Mandela famously said, “Education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world.” We couldn’t agree more. That’s why Builder.ai has been partnering with universities in the past few years to empower them with Builder Cloud. So, if you’re curious about how Builder Cloud can help you, then keep reading.
Let’s say you’re a university that helps students learn [software] programming languages. Ideally, you will need to leverage the cloud so your students can witness their practical projects come alive.
If you were to go to any of the major cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Digital Ocean, and Microsoft Azure, you will be required to provide one credit card per student, amongst a long list of other things. Can a university afford that? The answer is a resounding no. Moreover, will you be able to track the Cloud expenses and manage all costs in a single place? No. Unfortunately, you’ll have no control on what students do.
You’ve got challenges? We’ve got solutions at Builder Cloud.
With us, educational institutions of all capacities get a partner dashboard where they can onboard and manage thousands of students, oversee their tuition fees, transfer credits, and receive low balance alerts. All at one place. What’s more, we design and empower our clients with this information directly at their fingertips. For example, as a university with 20,000 students, you can recharge your wallet and transfer recharge amounts to all the students in a single click!
Cloud like a king, save like your grandma
Our human-assisted AI platform works in the background to buy forward capacity from cloud partners including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Digital Ocean and others. That means you get the exact capacity you need, when you need it, and at the lowest possible cost. All of this without tying you into long term contracts when you want the flexibility of making changes on the spot and without touching your infrastructure. Instead, you get special pricing without any commitment or upfront payment.
Using Builder Cloud, each of your students can get a Cloud Wallet account where they can easily pay their fees and access their historical data, as well as plan ahead for future fees without overspending their budget. This is why Builder Cloud helps you avoid bill shocks that often come with Cloud usage.
Builder Cloud also gives you advanced analytics on your next cloud prepayment (what we call a recharge), ideal payment amount, and predicted bill amount for the month.
Migration was never simpler
We'll help move your infrastructure from your servers to one of our cloud partners (both intra-region and new migrations) to best optimise your costs. Some migrations are fully automatic; others are managed by our global network of DevOps experts.
The cherry on top
If you’re eligible for the AWS Educate program, we can help put the power of cloud learning in the hands of your instructors and students. By signing up as an AWS Educate member institution through us, your students and staff receive additional benefits, including a bonus $100 per student, which to put into perspective, is enough for a whole year. How awesome is that?
Are you ready to make the most of the cloud and help your students accomplish greatness in their careers? Then, click here and make sure you sign up with Builder Cloud today. Not ready to make the jump yet? Follow along on social media and stay in touch with the enthusiastic and knowledgeable Builder team. You can also sign up to our newsletter below for regular content updates on succeeding with Cloud.
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