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46,000 Destiny customers rely on Destiny Cloud Hosting. Why not your district?

  • Future-proof Destiny platform with Destiny® Cloud Hosting
  • Position your district at forefront of educational innovations
  • Fully harness powerful, secure, and scalable technology
  • Shape future-ready schools
  • Unlock new dimensions of collaborative and equitable learning

Future-Proof your Destiny Suite today

Data security:
Our cloud security protocols (within Microsoft Azure) protect sensitive data, ensure compliance, and reduce the risk of data breaches.

Streamlined IT operations:
Transition to cloud-based infrastructure to minimize the complexities of on-site systems, so your team can focus on strategic initiatives.

Consistent and automatic updates:
Keep your system current and reduce the workload on your IT staff with automatic updates.

Disaster recovery and data backup:
Safeguard your district’s critical data and ensure quick restoration in any emergency with robust recovery and backup features.

Speed & reliability:
With 99.5% uptime, 24/7 server maintenance, and our acclaimed technical support, users can access Destiny anytime, anywhere, from any device.

Maintain database visibility:
Access a replica of your database for integration, reporting flexibility, and data analysis.

Data-driven insights:
Access powerful enriched reporting tools to extract insights, inform decision-making, and optimize technology resource allocation.

What Customers Are Saying

“Accessing Follett’s cloud-based solution has been seamless, augmented by firewall adjustments to help prioritize internet bandwidth for Follett’s servers. Follett support’s backup and restoration options are more available by school library or resource areas instead of district- or system-wide.” - Joseph Sanek, Director of IT, Independent School District 728, MN

“We don’t experience any delays now that we’re on hosted.” - Destiny Cloud Customer

“Updates are done automatically; it’s great!” - Destiny Cloud Customer

Enriched Reports: Only Available to Destiny Cloud Users

Track and analyze your district and library resources, plus patron usage, with pre-configured reports. Sourcing actionable insights from your Destiny data has never been easier. 

  • Discover how school resources are being used. 
  • View usage trends.
  • Help ensure accessibility, accountability, and equitable access.
  • Make informed purchasing decisions.
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What cost savings can we expect by transitioning to Destiny Cloud hosting?
  • Reduce expenses associated with IT maintenance, enabling the allocation of resources to critical educational needs.
  • No need for SQL licensing within districts.
  • Follett takes care of updates.
  • Follett handles backups.
  • Districts avoid purchasing server hardware.
How will Destiny Cloud hosting support our district's data security and privacy policies?

Follett prioritizes data security and privacy. Key methods Follett uses to ensure protection:

  • Customers own their own data.
  • No data sharing with advertisers or mining it for marketing purposes.
  • Data residency is in the US, EU, Canada, and Australia.
  • Data is encrypted at rest and in transit using 256-bit AES encryption and complies with FIPS 140-2 standards.
  • Mutifactor Authentication and activity monitoring stay ahead of threats.
  • Certifications: Department of Defense (DoD) agency specific FedRAMP NIST 800-53 privacy and security controls (400+ controls audited by 3rd-party), TX-RAMP Level 2 (NIST 800-53 Rev. 5 controls), currently completing SOC 2 Type 2 certification in Q2 2024
Can Destiny Cloud hosting be integrated with our existing educational tools and systems?

We support various authentication options like LTI, SAML, Google, and Clever. We support SMTP, and we support OneRoster with ClassLink.

What type of support does Follett provide for the transition to cloud hosting?

Support for Migration, Follett works with the district to get a SQL backup along with supplemental files. Destiny must be at the current version. Optionally, Follett can perform the updates and a fee is associated with this service.

How will Destiny Cloud hosting improve accessibility and usability for our staff and students?

Destiny Cloud is available online to both students and teachers, and access is controlled by access levels configured by the district.

What security measures are in place with Destiny Cloud hosting to protect our district's data?

NIST 800-53 Rev. 5 level privacy and security controls are in place and continuously monitored.

How does Destiny Cloud hosting facilitate compliance with educational data privacy regulations?

Cloud hosting meets state, local, federal, and global data privacy regulations. Follett utilizes the Microsoft platform which meets regulations and has global certifications.

Can Destiny Cloud hosting scale to meet our district's growing needs?

Yes, by load balancing and scaling as necessary.

What kind of technical support does Destiny Cloud hosting offer?

Follett Technical Support is known in the industry to be extraordinary. We offer:

  • Toll-Free Telephone Support
  • 24/7 Web-Based Searchable Support
  • On-Demand eLearning
  • Follettcommunity.com: how-to videos, user guides, searchable knowledge base, guided learning options, and more

Supporting Migration, Follett works with the district to get a SQL backup along with supplemental files. Destiny must be at the current version. Optionally, Follett can perform the updates and a fee is associated with this service.

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