Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud offering is available to NC State University. Full network connectivity exists between our Azure Tenant and on campus networks. Azure can help you meet your compliance requirements with all common industry regulations.  NC State already utilizes Azure for Azure AD authentication to Office 365 including Microsoft Teams, and for hosting of service to compliment the NCSU Active Directory and System Center Configuration Manager environments for cloud-based and remote clients.

Microsoft Azure can be used by research teams to build proof of concepts, migrate existing research workloads and datasets to the cloud, or build tools to facilitate research with Azure Research Credits.


It is the general policy of OIT that platforms currently on campus that meet the need of a particular implementation be used. However, if requirements or justifications are made to move an implementation to the cloud, the following information will be needed to start the process of onboarding into Azure.

OIT Windows Middleware Services (OITWMS) will provide initial assistance to set up a subscription, resource groups, and required role assignments (permissions). If further assistance or ongoing support is needed please contact Abraham Jacob.

Request Requirements

  • Primary technical contact
  • Do you require a separate subscription?
    • For billing purposes the answer is most likely “yes”
  • Network Connectivity
    • Subnet(s) required (if any)
    • IP address(es) required per subnet
    • Connectivity to on campus resources, yes/no
    • Ports required for license / application servers
      • This is not handled by OITWMS but is a separate request to ComTech.
  • Administrators
    • Owners of subscription
    • Users that will need access to subscription and resource groups within a subscription
    • Departmental admins responsible for keeping the environment compliant to any required standards.
  • Resource Group(s)
  • Billing Account

Requests can be submitted by filling out the Cloud Service Request Form.