Whether your focus is teaching and learning, better management of your university’s operations, or access to high-performance computing for research projects, AWS has a solution. Instructors, students, researchers, IT staff, and administrators can quickly and affordably access compute, storage, and application services in the classroom, research lab, data center, or anywhere on campus.

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Benefits

Efficient Campus-wide IT Management

On-demand services help IT teams build secure environments for mission-critical applications, freeing them to focus on student success.

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Big Return on Big Data in the Cloud

Easily build, deploy, and operate big data solutions that support predictive analytics, retention efforts, and student engagement.

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Pay for Only What You Need


Reduce costs with the AWS pay-as-you-go model. Your institution can plan for growth or increased seasonal demand.

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Faster Time to Research


The AWS Cloud accelerates research timelines by letting you spend less time building infrastructure and more time on science.

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Amazon WorkSpaces is a cloud-based, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that helps higher education institutions give students and instructors consistent access to teaching and learning software on their own devices.

Use cases

  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Data Analytics & Management
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Disaster recovery & business continuity

    Unexpected events can have longstanding business and reputational impact, particularly for organizations that house complex systems. To help ensure your systems are secure and redundant, AWS offers tools to build disaster recovery and business continuity protocols, so that you can protect your organization without incurring the expense of another physical site.

    Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

    On-demand Webinars

    Data is your organization’s most strategic asset – making safeguarding it a priority. Federal agencies, educational institutions, nonprofits, and state and local governments must keep their data secure, available, and safe from threats, such as natural disasters and cyber attacks.

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    Ebook: Backup and Restore with AWS

    This eBook provides high-level business benefits of backing up data to AWS, instead of using traditional backup strategies that involve maintaining tape libraries and/or secondary failover sites.

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    Video: Risk Mitigation Strategies in Disaster Recovery Planning

    Learn how to build disaster resilience into every application for business continuity, security, and support for instant failover, and high availability in disaster recovery scenarios.

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  • Data Analytics & Management
  • Data analytics & management

    With the most complete data management platform and numerous partner solutions, AWS can help optimize the entire lifecycle of your data, including collection, ingestion, processing, analytics, short-term storage, and archiving. We also provide sophisticated capabilities to support real-time streaming and analytics, petabyte-scale warehousing, business intelligence tools, and machine learning. 

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    Data Lakes and Analytics on AWS

    AWS-powered data lakes can handle the scale, agility, and flexibility required to combine different types of data and analytics approaches to gain deeper insights.

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    Blog: An Educator’s Guide to Getting Started on AWS

    Whether you are looking for best practices for using the AWS Cloud, or want to take advantage of discounts earned through the service, our complete AWS for Education video series aims to serve your administrative cloud needs.

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    Blog: Using Data in Education - Four Steps to Success

    Educators are increasingly adopting data analytics to understand and address gaps in education. AWS’s “Four Steps to Success” offers a high-level guide for leaders seeking to adopt new tools to make better use of the data they are collecting.

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Our customers

AWS is helping higher education institutions around the world improve security, save money, analyze data, and provide equitable access to learning resources.

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Higher education institutions of all types and sizes rely on AWS. Contact our experts and start your own AWS Cloud journey today.