With the AWS cloud, educational institutions and educational technology companies can access industry-shaping technology at an affordable cost, no matter what the scale. Whether your needs are facilitating coursework, better managing your university's operations or accessing high-performance computing for demanding research projects, Amazon Web Services has a solution.

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View our on-demand webinars, specifically designed to address the needs of education technology professionals.  Choose from a range of topics - from an introductory 3-part series for education to disaster recovery, from website applications to libraray storage solutions. 

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Berkley's Algorithms, Machines and People (AMP) Lab leveraged Amazon Web Services to quickly scale compute resources, servers, and Amazon S3 storage capabilities to support an overwhelming user response.  Overnight, the project scaled from a few hundred users to 100,000 users and since then, it has grown to almost 500,000 users.

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By using Amazon Web Services, Coursera can handle half a petabyte of traffic each month and scale to deliver courses to over 3 million students per year.


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University of San Francisco

AWS gives students access to resources that would otherwise be difficult to fund

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University of California at Berkeley

AWS for Web 2.0 Application Development courses is a phenomenal resource

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Harvard Medical School

Uses AWS to develop innovative whole genome analysis testing models in record time.

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With AWS in Education, educators, academic researchers, and students can apply to obtain free usage credits to tap into the on-demand infrastructure of the AWS cloud to teach advanced courses, tackle research endeavors, and explore new projects – tasks that previously would have required expensive up-front and ongoing investments in infrastructure. With these grants, educational institutions have made advances in research, enabled High-Performance Computing and tackled Big Data. See how your institution can benefit from a grants request.

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AWS named as a leader in the Infrastructure as a Service Magic Quadrant report for the 3rd consecutive year*

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*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Lydia Leong et al., published: 28 May 2014

In order to provide end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy, AWS builds services in accordance with customer mandates, security best practices, provides appropriate security features in those services, and documents how to use those features. AWS’ compliance framework covers FISMA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (formerly SAS 70 Type II), and HIPAA. Read more at the AWS Security Center and at AWS Compliance.


The AWS Partner Network is made up of a strong and growing community of companies that offer a wide range of products and services on the AWS platform. To find the type of AWS Partner that meets your needs, use the search criteria in this directory to refine your search. Click here

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