UW Cloud Services

UW Cloud Services is a CIO-sponsored initiative to deliver public cloud computing services to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and departments. The initial offerings focus on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) in the form of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and IBM SoftLayer. When the services become available to campus, contact your local IT staff for guidance on usage within your unit or department.

For more information on an individual Cloud Services offering, please visit the Public Cloud KnowledgeBase or email us at cloud-services@cio.wisc.edu. We’re also interested in learning more about how campus could leverage these services. If you have a specific use case that you’d like to discuss with us, please contact us via email.

Lynda.com offers online training on a variety of cloud computing topics. For additional details on how to access Lynda.com, please see Lynda.com — Frequently Asked Questions.

Amazon Web Services

Status: UW-Madison has an enterprise agreement to provide Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services. DoIT released an AWS pilot to campus on August 1, 2016. For more information about the current features included in our AWS offering, including details on how to request an account, please see AWS – Release History, Roadmap.

Microsoft Azure

Status: UW-Madison has an enterprise agreement (that includes a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement) to provide Microsoft Azure cloud services. DoIT released an Azure pilot to campus on November 14, 2016. For more information about the current features included in our Azure offering, including details on how to request an account, please see Azure – Release History, Roadmap.

Google Cloud Platform

Status: UW-Madison is currently negotiating an enterprise agreement to provide Google Cloud Platform cloud services.

IBM SoftLayer

Status: UW-Madison is currently negotiating an enterprise agreement to provide IBM SoftLayer cloud services.