Case Study: Saint Thomas Academy

Written by Jon Griffin on February 12, 2018

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Saint Thomas Academy (STA) is a Catholic private school located in Minneapolis, MN. They work with kids from grade 6-12, providing college prep and military/leadership day school for male students. STA has used Active Directory® for many years, but they recently arrived at a important crossroads. With aging servers, Saint Thomas either needed to to upgrade their on-prem hardware and renew Microsoft licenses, or seek a solution in the cloud.

With multiple web applications like G Suite, O365, PowerSchool, and more, STA wanted a solution that could manage their cloud resources. On top of that, as a mixed platform environment school that has Mac and Windows systems and Linux servers, they needed a directory that could manage systems across platforms.

Saint Thomas Academy Case Study

“I can accomplish just about any task in a third of the time with JumpCloud.”

– Paul McKeehan

When STA decided to go with JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service®, they found a solution that fit all of their needs. JumpCloud proved capable of handling the management of web apps and cross-platform environments for STA – while improving efficiency and saving money on costly infrastructure.

Check out Saint Thomas Academy’s case study to learn more about their experience moving away from Active Directory and onto JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service. You can find it by clicking on the image below.

For central management of web applications and heterogeneous system environments, JumpCloud was the right fit for STA.

Learn More About JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service

If your organization is looking at how they can get rid of the complexity of AD and make the move to the cloud, then make sure you give JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service a look. This cloud-based directory securely manages and connects users to their systems (Mac, Windows, Linux), applications (via SAML, LDAP), files (e.g., Samba, Synology, NAS), and networks (via cloud RADIUS), all from one unified location. Essentially, it’s Active Directory® and LDAP reimagined for the modern IT environment.

If you would like to learn more about JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service, it’s as easy as signing up for a free account. We offer 10 users free forever, with no credit card required. This way, you get a perfect test environment that you can use to make sure that everything works the way you need it to. If you would like to see a live demo, that is an option as well. Finally, if you have any questions about the platform or anything that you would like to see added, feel free to give us a shout. We would be happy to help out in any way we can. Come see the directory of the future today!

If you’re interested in reading another case study that shows JumpCloud at work in the education sector, you can read our case study with the Rock Island School District here.

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