Cloud Services

IUCC offers a variety of public cloud services to academic researchers and computer scientists in order to encourage efficient and cost-effective use of these services for research and development and teaching.

Create and manage accounts with Azure, AWS, and Google

Create and manage free-tier accounts with Azure, AWS, and Google

  • Creating free-tier account is done independently (not through the IUCC), and requires a credit card.
  • Requests to use an existing free-tier account via IUCC must be accompanied by an official purchase order submitted to IUCC by the applicant’s institution
  • IUCC does not offer budget control for free-tier accounts
  • Microsoft Azure:

To create an account, click on this link:
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/
Information about the services offered as free-tier can be found here:
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/free-account-faq/

  • Amazon Web Services:

To create an account, click on this link:
https://aws.amazon.com/free/?all-free-tier.sort-by=item.additionalFields.SortRank&all-free-tier.sort-order=asc&awsf.Free%20Tier%20Types=*all&awsf.Free%20Tier%20Categories=*all

Information about the services offered as free-tier can be found here:
https://aws.amazon.com/free/free-tier-faqs/

  • Google Cloud Platform:

To create an account, click on this link:
https://cloud.google.com/free
Information about the services offered as free-tier can be found here:
https://cloud.google.com/free/docs/gcp-free-tier

Managed services for remote learning

 

  • Microsoft Azure:

Azure Lab Services – Virtual classrooms
Service information: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/lab-services/
Pricing model: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/lab-services/

Windows Virtual Desktop – VDI in the cloud
Service information: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/virtual-desktop/
Pricing model: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-desktop/

Microsoft Teams – Remote learning and collaboration service
Service information: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/teams

  • Amazon Web Services:

Amazon AppStream – Desktop application streaming
Service information: https://aws.amazon.com/appstream2/education/
Pricing model: https://aws.amazon.com/appstream2/pricing/

Amazon WorkSpaces – Virtual classrooms
Service information: https://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/
Pricing model: https://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/pricing/

Amazon Chime – Remote learning and collaboration service
Service information: https://aws.amazon.com/chime/
Pricing model: https://aws.amazon.com/chime/pricing/

Grants for Researchers

Researchers and lecturers may apply for grants in order to support their research

  • Microsoft Azure:

Information about the programs for supporting research can be found here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/higher-education/academic-research
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/academic-programs/

  • Amazon Web Services:

Information about the programs for supporting research can be found here:
https://aws.amazon.com/grants/
https://aws.amazon.com/research-credits/faq/

  • Google Cloud Platform:

Information about the programs for supporting research can be found here:
https://edu.google.com/programs/credits/  
https://edu.google.com/programs/credits/faqs/

Grants for Faculties

  • Microsoft Azure

Information about the programs for supporting faculties can be found here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/academic-programs/faculty

  • Amazon Web Services:

Information about the programs for supporting faculties can be found here:
https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate
https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/educators

  • Google Cloud Platform:

Information about the programs for supporting faculties can be found here:
https://edu.google.com/programs/benefits/faculty-researchers
https://edu.google.com/programs/faculty
https://edu.google.com/programs/institutions

Grants for Students

  • Microsoft Azure:

Information about the programs for supporting students can be found here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/academic-programs/students

  • Amazon Web Services:

Information about the programs for supporting students can be found here:
https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/students

  • Google Cloud Platform:

Information about the programs for supporting students can be found here:
https://edu.google.com/programs/benefits/students

 

Knowledge Sharing

IUCC Cloud Blog – News and tips on Cloud Services

Clouds for Academia Wiki – Documentation and user guides

Consulting

Assistance and consultation on public cloud vendors and migration:

  • Assistance defining requirements for cloud initiatives
  • Public cloud vendor evaluation
  • Contract tips and consulting with public cloud vendors
  • Architecture advice
  • Assistance planning migration to cloud platforms
  • Cloud security, control and audit  advice

For additional information or queries please contact us at CloudSupport@iucc.ac.il