AWS: Why Use The Campus Contract?

Illinois’ Amazon Web Services (AWS) contract offers a number of benefits for campus customers. Some of these securities, protections, and financial benefits including:

  • University Counsel has reviewed and approved the Terms and Conditions for university use.
  • Using the campus contract protects you from liability for a cybersecurity breach, which could include the cost of exposure of university credentials, FERPA and other personal data, as well as damages created for third parties.
  • The Illinois contract takes advantage of a negotiated discount rate that includes a percentage discount of all activity and a waiver of network egress fees and support contract requirements.
  • Illinois federates AWS accounts with university password stores, so you will not need to develop or maintain independent authentication structures.
  • Support from the University for resolving billing issues, including unintended costs and costs due to hacking.

To set up your Illinois AWS account visit AWS Quickstart.