Google Cloud 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. Google Cloud provides infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and serverless computing.
Many of the world's largest businesses favor Google Cloud for, among other things, its data analytics, machine learning, mapping and imaging tools. These same powerful and accessible tools make Google Cloud 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+ Google Cloud contract. It includes discounts, benefits and additional support over purchasing Google Cloud services as an individual. Use of Google Cloud for university purposes, including research, must be under IU's contract. If you are ready to start using Google Cloud , visit the Request Account page.
Personal exploration by students is available on Google Cloud. See our Cloud Resources for Students page for details.The Cloud Technology Support team can provide special support to faculty wishing to use Google Cloud for teaching. We encourage you to contact the Cloud Technology Support team if you wish to learn more about these opportunities.