Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

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Why to use this service

Cloud platforms offer economies of scale and features beyond what can be built locally. Services can be run with lower infrastructure costs and lessened FTE requirements.


Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, Internet of Things (IoT), security, compute and enterprise applications.

Getting and using this service

Who can use this service

Graduate/Professional Students

How to get this service

Request an account at


There's no base cost for an account.  All costs are based on service usage within AWS and pricing varies by service. Details are available at

How to use this service

Web console, command-line tools, or direct API access.

Quotas and usage restrictions

None Listed

Sensitive data considerations

FERPA data is allowed so long as existing standards are followed. HIPAA and ITAR will be supported once campus standards have been developed.

Hours and support

Standard service hours

Determined by Amazon's SLA for the service.

Scheduled maintenance hours

Varies by services; most AWS services have no user-visible maintenance.

Staffed support hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

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