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Cloud Hosting Services

Learn about cloud hosting services that have agreements in place with the University of California campuses.

Self-Service Cloud Hosting

Self-Service Cloud Computing allows UC San Diego faculty, researchers and staff to provision and use computing resources from approved vendors that have agreements in place with the University of California or UC San Diego.

For public cloud hosting, an approved provider is Amazon Web Services (AWS). At this time, IT Services is recommending AWS be used for research computing only. Administrative or business application hosting will be coming soon. Using an approved provider means that:

  • You have access to account management and solution architects — AWS staff who can assist with how to use AWS, and provide technical guidance on best practices.
  • Your vendor relationship falls under the University of California Terms & Conditions. This ensures that your agreement conforms to the UC Regents’ policies for procurement and business contracts, and reduces the financial risk to your department or division for agreements that are outside of Regental standing orders (especially with respect to third-party liability).
  • Before proceeding, review this cloud hosting flowchart to determine whether cloud hosting is right for your situation.