Cloud Computing Services (Amazon Web Services/AWS)

ITS provides discounted access to Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is a broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 full-featured infrastructure and application services from AWS. Services are billed via a pay-as-you-go pricing model with no upfront investment.

Cloud Computing Services services include: 

  • Account access to UC-wide discounts on compute storage, AWS support and training
  • Internal team of AWS Cloud architects to consult, provide assistance or troubleshoot building and/or migrating workloads

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Benefits and Features

  • Access to agile, innovative technologies released continuously by AWS, allowing you to stay at the forefront of technology and build complex applications.
  • No hardware or maintenance for you to worry about since AWS takes care of this for you.
  • Scalable AWS service model allows you to pay only for what you need to use.
  • Account includes AWS Enterprise Support.



Faculty, Staff


  • AWS usage costs are passed through ITS monthly billing including the UC-contracted discount. 
  • Pricing for each service is available from AWS. You can estimate your monthly cost using the AWS Cloud Service Calculator. This estimate does not include the UC-contracted discount.


  • AWS Enterprise Support is a one-on-one, fast-response support channel that is staffed 24x7x365 with experienced and technical support engineers. This support is available to UC Santa Cruz AWS account holders.
  • Free community-based support is available in the AWS Forums.
  • Free training is available via AWS Skill Builder.

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When an individual or researcher leaves the organization, the AWS account will be removed, unless the department agrees to take ownership.