Cloud resources for students
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Indiana University encourages students to learn about the growing field of hyper-scale computing on the public cloud. Below are resources to explore the tools and technology provided by the three main public cloud platforms, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Anyone can create an AWS account with their personal Amazon account and take advantage of the AWS Free Tier for a year.
- AWS training options are available:
Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
- Anyone can create a GCP account on the Google Cloud Platform Free Tier with a personal Gmail account and take advantage of a $300 credit for first-time users.
- Any GCP account with an IU email address will automatically be part of IU's enterprise Google organization, and your account will be deleted after you are no longer affiliated with the university. IU Cloud Technology Support can assist with moving your school projects to a personal Google account when you graduate. Contact the Support Center to submit a request; include your name, your IU username, and the non-IU email address you'd like to move the project to.
- Google offers extensive GCP training and career readiness resources, including credits, scholarships, internships, certifications, and on-demand training courses for deeper understanding of Google Cloud.
- Azure will give students a $100 credit and 12 months' access to a free tier of services. See Azure for Students.
- Student research support: Explore opportunities and programs for student researchers.
- See Microsoft Learn for training from basics to certification preparation.
- Career readiness courses are also available through LinkedIn Learning (formerly lynda.com). See Azure Courses & Training.