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.
Further announcements will be made when the Azure offering is ready for campus customers. Microsoft provides basic information about Azure on the Azure website.
In the meantime, if you have questions about Microsoft Azure at Illinois, or if you have already set up a personal Azure account for University business, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org