Case Studies

Taos played a pivotal role in the migration’s success for Finalsite

Business Outcomes

  • Reduces hardware costs by replacing on-premises systems with Google Cloud Platform solutions
  • Simplifies compliance strategy for regulations including GDPR with international GCP footprint
  • Improves platform performance via a move to more scalable infrastructure




  • Complex requirements around privacy


  • Migration
  • Infrastructure Modernization
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Compute Engine
  • Cloud SQL
  • Cloud Storage
  • Container Registry
  • Stackdriver

Customer Profile


Finalsite’s marketing and communications platform and consulting services transform how universities and schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise, while managing the complex requirements around data privacy, accessibility, hosting, and security. The company sought to migrate from its on-premises hardware to prepare for customer growth, placing a priority on cost-effectiveness, scalability, and the ability to maintain a reliable international presence

By using GCP, Finalsite has benefitted from cost savings on multiple fronts. In addition to lower hardware operating costs, streamlined GCP administration reduces the time IT staff spends on basic upkeep, allowing the team to focus on longer-term development and platform innovation. The international reach of GCP also gives Finalsite a platform for worldwide growth and helps the company maintain compliance for regional regulations such as GDPR.