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Announcing AWS Global Data Egress Discount for K12 and Primary Education

In 2016, Amazon Web Services (AWS) committed to offering data egress discounts to researchers to help decrease barriers to entry for cloud computing. Now, AWS is announcing that the same waiver will apply to K12 and primary education customers in the United States, making it easier for schools and districts to use their cloud storage, computing, and database services. By reducing data egress fees, district technology leaders will be able to increase agility and security, decrease costs, and analyze data even faster to improve student outcomes on AWS.

As school districts continue to incorporate technology in the classroom, leaders seek to maximize the cloud to enrich learning, help teachers reach more students, and improve accessibility and operations. AWS can help simplify the cloud journey with on-demand, pay-as-you-go compute and storage services that enable schools to shift capital infrastructure to an operational expense.

The Global Data Egress Waiver (GDEW) for K12 education provides a maximum discount of 15% of total monthly spending on AWS. There continues to be no cost to upload data into Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) or egress data from S3 to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) in region.

AWS education customers are eligible for the data egress waiver if they meet the following requirements:

  • Located or reside in the US
  • Work at an educational institution, such as a public or private K12 school, in a district, regional, or state administrative office of a public educational institutions, or for the boards of education in the US
  • Use institutional e-mail addresses for AWS accounts
  • Work in an approved AWS Region

To request the AWS Data Egress Waiver, contact your AWS Account Manager or use the Contact Us form and mention “Data Egress Waiver Request.” Districts and schools can get started with a Free Tier Account. Learn more about Cloud Computing for Education with AWS.


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