University of Wisconsin–Madison

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform that specializes in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). DoIT released an AWS pilot to campus in August 2016.

Benefits

  • The current pilot includes entire suite of generally available AWS compute services, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • The current pilot offers customers the ability to process, store, or propagate public or internal data in AWS

Requirements

  • Must be a UW-Madison faculty or staff member. To set up an AWS account you will need a valid DoIT Number.
  • During the pilot, customers must not process, store, or otherwise propagate sensitive or restricted data in AWS.

Getting started

Request an AWS account.

Terms of use

The current campus pilot of AWS does not include:

  • The ability for customers to provision resources in campus IP space
  • The ability for customers to process, store, or otherwise propagate sensitive or restricted data in AWS
  • AWS Mechanical Turk is not included (it is not considered a compute service)
  • AWS offerings in Beta may not be available

Pricing

The net cost to campus customers will be 2% more than Amazon’s published rates for AWS. Includes a 15% network egress waiver.

Get more details on AWS pricing.

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