AWS Cloud for Primary and Secondary Education

Streamline IT operations, save money, and keep student information safe in the AWS Cloud.

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Primary and secondary schools (K12) are making a difference for teachers and students with cost-effective, scalable, secure, and flexible Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud infrastructure.

With AWS, schools and districts can lower costs, improve access, and increase security.

AWS in Education

How AWS can help schools and districts

Modernize and secure your institution

Build a flexible, protected, and agile infrastructure with the AWS Cloud.

  • Support for 98 security standards and compliance certifications
  • Reliable, scalable, and secure data storage and database migration support
  • Minimize downtime and data loss with fast, reliable disaster recovery
  • Reduce cost and time to experiment and develop

New Jersey school district lowers IT infrastructure costs by 50-75 percent ›

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Improve the student experience

Improve student experience and outcomes with innovative tools and capabilities.

  • Provide secure access to desktops and applications, 24/7, from any device
  • Access capacity as needed and lower costs with pay-as-you-go pricing
  • Add or remove IT resources easily, with availability in minutes
  • Share data seamlessly across platforms to get a comprehensive view of student performance and uncover insights

Loudoun County Public Schools modernizes its IT infrastructure ›

“All the things we wanted to do⁠—backup, integration, security⁠—AWS checked all the boxes for us. Other providers were saying things like ‘it’s on the roadmap’ or ‘coming soon,’ and AWS already had the capabilities we needed.”

⁠— Aaron Smith
Director of Infrastructure, Loudoun County Public Schools

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Loudoun County Public Schools modernizes its IT infrastructure ›

“All the things we wanted to do⁠—backup, integration, security⁠—AWS checked all the boxes for us. Other providers were saying things like ‘it’s on the roadmap’ or ‘coming soon,’ and AWS already had the capabilities we needed.”

⁠— Aaron Smith
Director of Infrastructure, Loudoun County Public Schools

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Resources

Explore guides, webinars, blogs, and more for primary and secondary education leaders.

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AWS Cloud Training and Certification

Whether you are just starting out, building on existing IT skills, or sharpening your cloud knowledge, AWS Training and Certification can help you be more effective and do more in the cloud.

 

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AWS Cloud Training and Certification

Whether you are just starting out, building on existing IT skills, or sharpening your cloud knowledge, AWS Training and Certification can help you be more effective and do more in the cloud.

Curious what the cloud can do for your school or district?
Cloud computing 101 ›

Discover a quick introduction to cloud computing

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials ›

Explore a no-cost, foundational course

Build with an AWS Partner

Looking for support for building or deploying solutions in the cloud? AWS Education Competency Partners are trusted technology providers and consulting experts that offer schools and districts a wide variety of cloud-based solutions.

  • Teaching and learning partners
    Instructure logo

    Through software, content, professional development, open integrations, and an amazing user community, The Instructure Learning Platform makes edtech more personal and student success more equitable.

    Blackboard logo

    Blackboard Learn is a full-featured learning management system that brings online education to students.

    Remind logo

    Remind is a classroom messaging app that reaches students and parents where they are.

    slalom logo

    Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In over 35 markets across the US and around the world, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast and do what's right.

    Solodev logo

    Solodev builds amazing, secure, feature-rich websites and web experiences for education.

    Gaggle logo

    Gaggle’s mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of students and schools by leveraging people and technology. Their vision is that all schools are safe and all students get the mental and emotional help they need.

  • Administrative and operations partners
    A Cloud Guru logo

    A Cloud Guru's on-demand, online education enables engineers to work together to design, develop, and deploy cloud applications.

    Splunk logo

    Splunk helps educational institutions gain insights they could not before.

    D2L logo

    D2L makes learning experiences better. The company’s cloud-based platform is easy to use, flexible, and smart.

    Schoology logo

    Schoology brings together the best K12 learning management system with assessment management to improve student learning.

  • Cybersecurity partners
    Crowdstrike logo

    With CrowdStrike, customers benefit from better protection, better performance and immediate time-to-value delivered by the cloud-native Falcon platform.

    Cohesity logo

    Splunk helps educational institutions gain insights they could not before.

    Presidio logo

    Presidio is a leading IT services and solutions provider that helps customers connect IT of today to IT of tomorrow. Their deep technology expertise across cloud, security, modern IT infrastructure and networking help customers accelerate time-to-outcome via agile digital platforms.

    Veeam logo

    Veeam is a leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing your data. 

    Symantec logo

    Symantec automates core security controls for AWS workloads, enabling business agility, risk reduction, and cost savings for organizations, while easing DevOps and administrative burdens.

    Veeam logo

    SentinelOne is the only platform that defends every endpoint against every type of attack, at every stage in the threat lifecycle.

  • Data and analytics partners
    Snowflake logo

    Snowflake has reinvented the data warehouse, building a new enterprise-class SQL data warehouse designed from the ground up for the cloud and today’s data. 

    Tableau logo

    Tableau and AWS provide an end-to-end data and analytics platform in the cloud. Install Tableau Server to provide a full analytics platform that can enable every organization to find insight. 

    Cedarlabs logo

    Cedar Labs provides local and state education agencies and software providers with seamless, secure data interoperability across all software systems.

    Schoology logo

    Schoology brings together the best K-12 learning management system with assessment management to improve student learning.

    Innive logo

    Innive offers scalable framework delivered by experts to create visibility into your organization’s strengths and challenge, putting both business and IT on a level playing field.

    Education Analytics logo

    Education Analytics is a mission-driven non-profit using data and analytics to improve outcomes for students and the education system. 

  • Essential systems partners
    Frontline logo

    Built for K12 human resources, finance and payroll, Frontline’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software makes exceptional organizational management a reality.

    Instructure logo

    Through software, content, professional development, open integrations, and an amazing user community, The Instructure Learning Platform makes edtech more personal and student success more equitable.

    Blackboard logo

    Blackboard Learn is a full-featured learning management system that brings online education to students.

    Schoology logo

    Schoology brings together the best K-12 learning management system with assessment management to improve student learning.

    Edupoint logo

    Edupoint’s range of solutions offer the power, flexibility, and scalability needed by districts serving large and diverse populations and provide a foundation for promoting student achievement. 

Take the next step

There are several ways to get started with AWS. Contact us for personalized guidance. Or, explore any of the resources below.

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Discover the steps and best practices you need to start your journey to cloud.
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Prepare your school or district for the cloud with an on-premise training. Contact us to learn about special pricing for education customers.
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