Cal State San Bernardino has been named a recipient of the inaugural E& I Cloud Leadership Awards for its work on cloud storage in serving the university’s needs.

The awards recognize members of the E& I Cooperative Services for their innovations in cloud solutions. The awards are sponsored by AdobeCiscoMicrosoft Azure and CDW•G.

CSUSB will receive its award in Category 2 – Cloud Storage. Also in this category are Arizona State University, Lee College (Baytown, Texas) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

“It is an honor to be recognized amongst other higher education institutions such as ASU, UPenn, Notre Dame, and UC Davis,” said Gerard Au, associate vice president, operations and customer support, CSUSB Information Technology Services. “It is a great validation of the hard work from our Enterprise and Cloud Services team and the adoption of our  ‘Cloud First’ vision. Since 2014, not only have we move our most critical operations into the cloud, we have also physically shrunk the campus data center as a result.”

A total of 24 awards across six categories and 18 honorable mentions were given from almost 100 nominations for categories that include cloud storage, disaster recovery, collaboration and innovation.

Winners will be recognized during the EDUCAUSE Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday, Nov. 2. The overall winner will also be named during the awards reception.

E& I Cooperative Services is the largest and most experienced member-owned, not-for-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education.