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.
- 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
- 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.
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 without an assessment by the Office of Cybersecurity
- AWS Mechanical Turk is not included (it is not considered a compute service)
- AWS offerings in Beta may not be available
The net cost to campus customers will be equal to Amazon’s published rates for AWS. Includes a 15% network egress waiver.