Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in hundreds of countries around the world.  Read more about Amazon Web Services.

AWS Cloud Credits for Research supports researchers who seek to build cloud-hosted science-as-a-service applications, software, or tools to facilitate their research, proof of concept or benchmark tests evaluating the efficacy of moving research workloads to the cloud.

AWS CloudFront

AWS CloudFront is used to providing caching proxy services as well as an edge-distribution service for the main www.ncsu.edu, news.ncsu.edu, and cdn.ncsu.edu websites, providing resiliency and speed improvements for international site visitors.

AWS Control Tower Implementation Project

AWS Control Tower is a service that is intended for organizations with multiple accounts and teams who are looking for the easiest way to set up their new multi-account AWS environment and govern at scale.  OIT is developing a Control Tower organization to help improve AWS tenant security, goals including:

  • Decreasing overall costs as academic discounts are deployed for all organizational tenants and bulk discounts are calculated for the entire organization instead of per tenant.
  • Simplifying identity management by having a single location to deploy Shibboleth SSO and permissioning within the organization.
  • Integration with the Splunk Log Analysis platform for log monitoring and alerting.
  • Provide a single interface for the inclusion of Security and Compliance oversight into campus AWS tenants.