Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure and dedicated world-wide network that runs Google's consumer services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google Apps. GCP provides infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and serverless computing.
Many of the world's largest businesses favor GCP for, among other things, its data analytics, machine learning, mapping and imaging tools. These same powerful and accessible tools make GCP attractive to researchers, developers and teachers as well.
Google has generous support and training programs for those wishing to learn, teach or research on their plaform, including grants, scholarships, internships and certifications. For details visit Google for Education and our own Resources page.
IU leverages the Internet2 NET+ GCP contract. It includes discounts, benefits and additional support over purchasing GCP services as an individual. Use of GCP for university purposes, including research, must be under IU's contract. If you are ready to start using GCP, visit the Request Account page.
Personal exploration by students is available on GCP. See our Cloud Resources for Students page for details.The Cloud Technology Support team can provide special support to faculty wishing to use GCP for teaching. We encourage you to contact the Cloud Technology Support team if you wish to learn more about these opportunities.