AWS Cloud for Higher Education

Improve security, lower costs, analyze data, and provide equitable access to teaching and learning resources.

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Colleges and universities are digitally transforming with cost-effective, scalable, secure, and flexible Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud infrastructure.

With AWS, you can support teaching and learning, connect the campus community, make data-driven decisions to save money and resources, and accelerate research efforts.

What is Cloud Computing?

How AWS can help higher education institutions

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Modernize and secure your campus

Increase agility, data security and compliance, and lower costs with AWS.

  • Modernize administrative operations and student information systems (SIS)
  • Scale capacity and resources as needed and lower costs with pay-as-you-go pricing
  • Support for 98 security standards and compliance certifications
  • Minimize downtime and data loss with fast, reliable disaster recovery

Improve the student experience

Create new ways to communicate and personalize engagement with students, ensure continuity of teaching and learning, and improve equity and access to digital resources.

  • Access applications and desktops 24/7—anytime, anywhere
  • Power virtual computer labs, intelligent digital assistants, innovative voice technologies, and extended reality environments
  • Unlock artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities

Arizona State University engages students with interactive videos ›

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Turn data into wisdom

Optimize the entire lifecycle of institutional data and use analytics to make data-driven  decisions and lower costs. 

  • Store, manage, and unlock insights from even the largest amounts of data
  • Access sophisticated capabilities to support real-time streaming and analytics and business intelligence tools
  • Share data seamlessly across platforms to get a comprehensive view of student performance or for collaboration

Empower researchers and accelerate research

Accelerate research timelines by spending less time building infrastructure and more time on science.

  • Easily launch secure, complex compute resources within minutes 
  • Access to open datasets, funding, and training
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Seton Hall University sees significant annual savings in infrastructure ›

“AWS allows you to spin up and suspend quickly at a low cost. Our IT team does a fantastic job of keeping us operating at a very high level and running on AWS gives us even much more flexibility.”

— Michael Soupios
Director of Digital Media and Web Development, Seton Hall University

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Seton Hall University sees significant annual savings in infrastructure ›

“AWS allows you to spin up and suspend quickly at a low cost. Our IT team does a fantastic job of keeping us operating at a very high level and running on AWS gives us even much more flexibility.”

— Michael Soupios
Director of Digital Media and Web Development, Seton Hall University

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Resources

Explore guides, webinars, blogs, and more for college and university 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.

 

Curious what the cloud can do for your institution? Join an upcoming webinar or virtual workshop.
Cloud Essentials Webinar

An introduction to cloud for higher ed

Cloud Projects Webinar

Speed up your cloud transformation

Virtual Solution Workshop

Practice your skills in a hands-on solution workshop

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 institution? Join an upcoming webinar
Cloud Essentials Webinar

An introduction to cloud for higher ed

Cloud Projects Webinar

Speed up your cloud transformation

Virtual Solution Workshop

Build a digital one-stop student experience

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 colleges and universities a wide variety of cloud-based solutions.

  • Teaching and learning partners
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    Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.

    Blackboard logo

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

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

    Instructure logo

    Canvas LMS and the Instructure Learning Platform help make learning personal through software, assessment tools, content, professional development, partner technologies, and a million-member-strong user community. 

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    eThink Education provides a high-touch, unlimited support, cloud-hosted solution for the open-source Moodle and Totara Learning Management Systems.

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

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

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    Ellucian's cloud solutions drive institution-wide efficiencies in higher education, and help faculty.

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    Splunk helps educational institutions gain insights they could not before.

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    From the back office to the classroom to home, PowerSchool gives educators a complete set of edtech tools to unlock potential.

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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Learn how the cloud can ease your most pressing challenges including security, scalability, and cost savings.
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Prepare your university or college for the cloud with an on-campus training. Contact us to learn about special pricing for education customers.
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The AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that makes it easy for organizations to discover, procure, entitle, provision, and govern third-party software.

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