Amazon Web Services (AWS) by Amazon.com are on-demand computing resources and services hosted on the cloud via a pay-as-you-go pricing model with no upfront investment. Services include data storage, databases, servers, high-performance computing, and more. All services are provided with both point-and-click interface and a suite of powerful API tools.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
UCOP and Microsoft have agreed to the Terms and Conditions of the Microsoft Azure cloud services offered through the UC.
Information and Educational Technology (IET) offers a Private Cloud Service hosted in a VMWare environment.
IET and other campus departments are rapidly running out of suitable physical space to house servers and are facing challenging maintenance, power, and cooling requirements for existing and expanding systems. Server Virtualization has become a mainstream solution to help address these issues providing a scalable, cost effective, efficiently managed virtualization environment for the campus.