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General Policy Update: UMKC Cloud Strategy (April 2020)

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are a public cloud platforms that provides solutions and services such as virtual machines, database instances, storage, and more. AWS is offered under the Internet2 NET+ service agreement through DLT Solutions, Inc. GCP is offered through an agreement with Burwood Group.

Both agreements allow UMKC faculty and staff to receive a discount on services (3-5%), provides access to a Data Egress Waiver, and provides compliance for sensitive and confidential data that is regulated by laws such as HIPAA.”

HPC and Cloud Training

IS Foundation Services hosts a monthly Zoom seminar providing an overview of high-performance computing and cloud services available for academic and research purposes. To sign up for one of our upcoming sessions, please REGISTER HERE.

Price

Prices for AWS services are set by Amazon and are based on usage. Estimates can be built using the Amazon Web Service Calculator. A discount (approximately 5%) is provided, based on the aggregated volume of all universities participating in the Internet2 NET+ AWS Service through DLT.

Prices for GCP services are set by Google and are based on usage. Estimates can be built using the Google Cloud Pricing Calculator. A discount (approximately 5%) is provided.

Monthly billing will be charged directly to a MOCode.

Project Billing Registration

If you have a Google Cloud project created in the UM System Google Cloud Platform (GCP) environment that you wish to link to university funding, taking advantage of the 5% discount and fee waivers, please use the Cherwell form here:

https://cherwell.umsystem.edu/CherwellPortal/UMKCITPortal/One-Step/GCPprojectRegistration

Services

IS Foundation Services provides expertise in many of AWS's and GCP's most popular offerings, including:

  • AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and GCP Compute Engine provide resizable compute capacity in the cloud. VMs can be quickly provisioned in a variety of CPU/memory configurations and operating systems.
  • AWS S3 (Simple Storage Service) and Google Cloud Storage provide fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the Web.
  • AWS Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup.
  • AWS RDS (Relational Database Service) and Google Cloud SQL makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.

How to Order

For a new account, more information, or to migrate existing accounts, contact Frank Magrone (magronef@umkc.edu).

Support

If you require support with an existing service, would like to request a new service, or wish to report an outage, please contact the IS Technology Support Center.