Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.

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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services.

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Google Cloud

Google Cloud, offered by Google, is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses to run its products, such as Google Search, Gmail and YouTube.

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Cloud at IU provides information on hyper-scale public cloud computing. Read how these tools are used in research, teaching and enterprise computing. Find training, request accounts and learn about the support available to the Indiana University community.

Use of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure by IU staff and faculty is restricted to IU's negotiated contracts. The platforms are approved for data classified as Public or University-Internal. Using any of these platforms to store, process, or transmit data classified as Restricted or Critical requires special approval.

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The Basics

Three main vendors dominate the public cloud space – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. These platforms offer hyper-scale computing resources on demand.

If you have questions about which platform best suits your needs, where you can get the best support for your type of work or would like to talk through your project idea, contact the Cloud Technology Support team.

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Whether you're a student, teacher, researcher or staff IU has the resources to help you along the way to find all the information about Cloud @ IU.

Visit Cloud Training & Support to find training and a variety of support and documentation links for each platform.

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