Comparing Cloud Computing Services at U-M

ITS offers public cloud computing to the University of Michigan community. The service enables the U-M community to more easily consume public cloud computing. It integrates resources on campus, provides consulting services and training, and looks for opportunities to provide shared services using cloud computing.


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Amazon Web Services at U-M

Information & Technology services currently offers an Enterprise Agreement and a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon Web Services  is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon. This agreement covers all campuses and Michigan Medicine. AWS includes the following options:

  • University enterprise agreement
  • Preconfigured security/networking/reporting/logging
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) service
  • Shortcode billing
  • U-M Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Approved for some sensitive data types
  • U-M negotiated pricing (UMICH login required)
  • Data egress waiver

Learn more at the U-M AWS website.


Microsoft Azure at U-M (Azure)

The university recently signed an Enterprise Services Agreement and a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with Microsoft for Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure (Azure) is a cloud computing platform for building, deploying and managing applications and services around the world using Microsoft’s regional data centers and network infrastructure. This agreement covers all campuses and Michigan Medicine.  Azure includes the following initial offerings:

  • University enterprise agreement
  • Preconfigured security/networking/reporting/logging
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) service
  • Shortcode billing
  • U-M Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Approved for some sensitive data types
  • Data egress waiver

Learn more at the U-M Azure website


Google Cloud Platform at U-M (GCP)

The university recently executed an Enterprise Services Agreement and a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to offer Google Cloud Platform at U-M (GCP).  GCP lets you build and host applications and websites, store data, and analyze data on Google's scalable infrastructure. GCP is integrated into the ability to create Google “projects,” including those that use Google APIs.

Features offered for Google Cloud Platform at U-M  include:

  • University enterprise agreement
  • Preconfigured security/networking/reporting/logging
  • Shortcode billing
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) service
  • U-M Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Approved for some sensitive data types
  • U-M Negotiated Pricing (UMICH login required)
  • Data egress waiver

Learn more at the U-M GCP website

Last Updated: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017