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/start-your-free-trial/
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

Research grants

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/research/academic-program/microsoft-azure-for-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/

Knowledge Sharing

IUCC Cloud Blog – News and tips on Cloud Services

Clouds for Academia Wiki – Documentation and user guides

Community Updates

What’s new in cloud services for academia?

IUCC maintains an email based distribution list for academic researchers and IT staff interested in cloud computing.

Read all the Weekly Cloud Digests

Join the mailing list for IT specialists

Join the mailing list for researchers

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