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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and RONIN available via UIS

UIS is pleased to announce that access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and RONIN are now available through a new University-provided cloud research platform service. If you would like to join the increasing number of Cloud users and to save around 11% on list prices for AWS (there is no discount on RONIN), this is an opportunity to do so.

UIS’ cloud research platform provides a curated catalogue of virtual machines (VMs) and software images, including popular research packages, as well as customisable base images. All images offered are Center for Internet Security (CIS) hardened to comply with security requirements.

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How it works

Both AWS and RONIN can be purchased using Purchase Orders. For RONIN, the Purchase Order is to UIS, who will recharge for the service. We will create a 'research project' for you where you will be able to manage a budget, the users who can access the system, and access a management console through which you can monitor and control the project. For AWS, the Purchase Order will be with Jisc, who are acting as an AWS reseller. You will have access to the full power and complexity of the AWS infrastructure.

Existing AWS/RONIN users

If you are already using AWS and RONIN, there is no immediate impact from the launch of this service. You can continue to use your systems as before. UIS will soon be contacting people who have access to AWS under an old agreement to talk about the benefit of migrating to the new University-provided service, including discounted rates and the ability to pay with a Purchase Order instead of a credit card.

More Clouds on the horizon

UIS is working to broaden the range of cloud services it offers to include Google Cloud Platform and Azure. We will be offering support in selecting the appropriate cloud services for your specific needs. There is no formal timetable for launching these new services yet.

We’re here to help and advise

If you have any questions or would like to talk about how the Cloud might help in your situation, please contact cloudsupport@uis.cam.ac.uk, giving us as much notice as possible.
 

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Published: 15 August 2022

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