Amazon Web Services is now available at Illinois for research, instruction, and administrative use. You can request access or log into an account at the University of Illinois AWS service gateway: http://aws.illinois.edu/
Amazon will be on campus regularly to provide guided labs and consultation. More information is available in our Fall 2017 Lab Schedule.
You can contact the Illinois AWS team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always available to sit down and discuss whether AWS is a good fit for your unit’s needs, design solutions, or take feedback on how we can improve the service.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has signed a contract with Microsoft to be able to provide access to Microsoft Azure cloud resources. Ultimately, the goal is to create a system similar to the current Amazon Web Services at Illinois offering where University staff and researchers can procure Azure resources while staying aligned with the University’s needs. Now that we have a contract in place, Technology Services is currently working through the logistics required to provision Microsoft Azure resources and re-bill through the University. Continue reading
Amazon S3 has been in the news lately:
Top Defense Contractor Left Sensitive Pentagon Files on Amazon Server With No Password
Cloud Leak: How A Verizon Partner Exposed Millions of Customer Accounts
S3’s default configuration does not allow public access to the contents of a bucket, but these stories all feature bucket or object permissions that were open to the world. It’s evident that it’s a common mistake, but how can we avoid it? Continue reading
You can now launch G3 instances, the latest generation of Amazon EC2 Accelerated Compute Instances. G3 instances make it easy to procure a powerful combination of GPU, CPU, and host memory for workloads such as 3D rendering, 3D visualizations, graphics-intensive remote workstations, video encoding, and virtual reality applications. Continue reading