University of Wisconsin–Madison

Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)  is supported by UW Cloud Services, a CIO-sponsored initiative to deliver public cloud computing services to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and departments. These offerings focus on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) in the form of AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

We recommend you contact your local IT staff for guidance on usage within your unit or department. If your unit or department does not currently use any of these services or is unsure how to proceed with your use case, please visit the Public Cloud KnowledgeBase or email us at cloud-services@cio.wisc.edu. We are interested in understanding how the university wants to leverage these services and can help you determine what services best fit your needs.

GCP is a cloud computing platform that specializes in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) and an effective web development platform. DoIT released a GCP pilot to campus in August 2020.

Benefits

  • The current offering includes an entire suite of generally available GCP services, such as Google Compute, Google Storage and other Data tools.
  • The current offering gives customers the ability to process, store, or propagate public or internal data in GCP, with the capability to handle sensitive and restricted data once our BAA is in place with Google.

Requirements

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

Getting started

Request a GCP account.

Terms of use

The current campus pilot of GCP 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 GCP without an assessment by the Office of Cybersecurity
  • GCP offerings in Beta may not be available

Pricing

The net cost to campus customers will be comparable to Google’s GCP pricing.

Get more details on GCP pricing.

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