Penn State Cloud Services

Penn State Cloud Services provides access to industry leading public cloud computing platforms to enable easy and rapid acquisition, development, and scaling of IT resources. Cloud Services let you focus on developing value-added services and solutions, while reducing the administrative burden associated with purchasing, powering, and maintaining infrastructure.

Cloud computing replaces up-front infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale on demand, eliminating the need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure in advance. Cloud computing makes it possible to provision necessary capacity in minutes, as opposed to days of weeks, to deliver, store, or share data.

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Our Mission

To empower Penn State faculty, staff and students with cloud services that are cost-effective, innovative and easy to consume.  Together, through collaboration and partnerships, we will support the continuous modernization of Penn State IT for the betterment of our University and the customers we serve.

Penn State's Cloud Computing Providers

The university already has pre-existing relationships with Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Penn State has negotiated contracts with these vendors to provide the most business value to the university.
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Cloud Services Listserv

The L-CLOUDCOMM listserv will be used to send out periodic information from the Cloud Services Team on Service Outages, Best Practices, Office Hours, Training Opportunities and other communications related to Penn State Cloud Services.

Cloud Training Resources

If you are starting out or are interested in expanding your expertise in cloud computing, there is a vast amount of training resources available, including both paid and free options from the providers below.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Penn State users can apply for access to free online GCP courses from Coursera and self-paced labs from Qwiklabs.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services provides free virtual training classes as well as a digital learning library to help you learn Amazon Web Services fundamentals or sharpen your skills.

Amazon’s AWS Ramp Up Guides are role based training pathways that can help teams with directed recommendations on training courses.

Microsoft Azure
The Microsoft Learn website to help jump start your Azure learning. Visit Microsoft Learn to access free training, track your progress, and master the skills you need to quickly earn Azure certifications.
LinkedIn Learning

Penn State students, faculty, and staff have unlimited access to training via LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning covers a wide range of cloud computing topics specific to AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Training Sessions

University-wide training sessions hosted by Cloud Services. Topics will range from best practice for cloud computing to in-depth sessions into specific areas of interest.

Please contact us if you have areas of interest to explore, or have links to content that you feel may benefit the University cloud community.

CloudCheckr
CloudCheckr delivers total visibility, making the most complex cloud infrastructures easier to manage. Tutorials can be found on the company’s website.