Penn State Cloud Program

Penn State is pursuing a multi-cloud strategy with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

The Penn State Cloud Program provides access to cloud-based IT infrastructure to researchers, educators and staff allowing for easy, rapid acquisition, deployment, and scaling of resources to meet computing needs in a secure manner without the need to purchase and maintain physical hardware. Value is achieved through agility, energy savings, just-in-time provisioning, usage-based pricing, and intellectual property protections.


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AWS Low or Moderate (L1-L2) Service Offering (BETA release coming soon)

This offering is available for data classified as Low or Moderate (L1-L2). It employs a shared responsibility model for management and is hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

To get support or additional training resources, please visit our support website.

You can request an account for AWS here.

AWS High (L3) Pilot

This pilot is researcher focused for data classified as High (L3). NIST 800-171 controls are applied to our existing L1-L2 environment.

Please contact us if you are interested in piloting NIST 800-171 regulatory workloads in AWS.


Microsoft Azure

Azure Low or Moderate (L1-L2) Pilot

We are in the exploratory stages to understand the viability and use of Microsoft Azure for data classified as Low or Moderate (L1-L2).

Please contact us if you are interested in piloting Azure.