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.com. The current AWS service offers an enterprise agreement, consolidated billing, training and some consulting, as well as AWS Data Egress waiver. This agreement covers all campuses and Michigan Medicine.

U-M has added additional features to the AWS at U-M service offering. The new features include:

  • Shibboleth integration for account management
  • DNS recommendations
  • Network/VPC setup with optional VPN
  • Security log retention through Splunk

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
  • Access Provisioning and Shortcode billing
  • Shibboleth Integration for Azure authentication
  • Security guardrails for accounts that house HIPAA data
  • Initial Network Range configuration with optional VPN

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
  • Optional shortcode billing
  • Connects projects to campus with optional VPN

Learn more at the U-M GCP website


Feature Comparison

Feature AWS Azure GCP

Enterprise Agreement

Shortcode Billing
Training
Limited Consulting

Preconfigured, Security/Network, Settings/Reporting

   
Network Config / Optional VPN
Shibboleth Console Integration
BAA

 

Last Updated: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017