Upcoming Google Cloud Webinars

Don’t miss these free one-hour webinars from Google and Carahsoft.

April 21: Augment Your SIEM

April 23: Use Kubernetes and Terraform to Improve Your JupyterHub Environment

April 28: Actionable Security Insights for G Suite

May 5: Securing Your Modern Application Environment

May 7: Google Maps: Visualize Insights to Influence Outcomes

May 12: Using AI/ML on Your Data Warehouse

May 19: Augment Email Deployments with GCP Security

COVID-19 Cloud Platform Research Grant Opportunities

Many of the cloud platform providers have created programs offering grants for research on COVID-19. Below are links to several offerings and a reminder about the best way to use credits at the university.

AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI):

Microsoft AI for Health Grant:

GCP COVID-19 Research Grants:

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute:

If you have received cloud platform service credits as part of a gift or grant, the Technology Services Cloud Platform Team can help apply them to your university Amazon Web Services, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform accounts.

By using a university account instead of a personal account, you gain the following benefits:

  • Protection from potential conflict of interest or inappropriate use of university property
  • Access to the university’s negotiated HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to allow higher levels of sensitive data to be stored in the cloud platform
  • Access to higher levels of technical support and design assistance
  • Costs that go above the usage credits are billed to a university account number instead of a personal credit card

It is best to contact the Cloud Platform Team before applying the credits to your personal account. If you already have a personal account, we can work with you to transfer it into the university’s system.

AWS Support: aws-support@illinois.edu
Azure Support: azure-support@illinois.edu
GCP Support: gcp-support@illinois.edu

4/24 Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Big Data & Machine Learning

Google and Carahsoft invite you to this hands-on class to help introduce you to Google’s Cloud Platform. This one-day instructor-led course introduces participants to the big data capabilities of Google Cloud Platform. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, participants get an overview of the Google Cloud Platform and a detailed view of the data processing and machine learning capabilities. This course showcases the ease, flexibility, and power of big data solutions on Google Cloud Platform.

Attendees of this course will learn how to:

  • Identify the purpose and value of the key Big Data and Machine Learning products in the Google Cloud Platform
  • Use Cloud SQL and Cloud Dataproc to migrate existing MySQL and Hadoop/Pig/Spark/Hive workloads to Google Cloud Platform
  • Employ BigQuery and Cloud Datalab to carry out interactive data analysis
  • Train and use a neural network using TensorFlow
  • Employ ML APIs
  • Choose between different data processing products on the Google Cloud Platform



April CU Cloud Computing Platform UG Meeting

Towards a Community Proving Ground for Cloud Computing

Towards a Community Proving Ground for Cloud Computing

Thursday, Apr 9, 2020, 12:00 PM

Online Event

9 Members Attending

Participants in the Champaign Urbana Cloud Computing Platform User Group Meetup have expressed an interest in ways to evaluate aspects of cloud computing technology. Interests of note have ranged from getting a better sense for the costs associated with particular deployments of cloud computing to better understanding particular tasks in the cloud,…

Check out this Meetup →