Starting December 12, Ohio State employees can request an Ohio State Amazon Web Services (AWS) account for university business. Ohio State AWS is a viable option for secure, scalable cost-effective computing, storage and database services that can be used for things like research projects, web application hosting, archival file storage and administrative Business Intelligence/analytics.
Employees interested in signing up for an Ohio State AWS account should follow the instructions in the Ohio State AWS Readiness Checklist(link is external). Note: Talk with your local IT staff to share your use case before making a request. Your college or department may have additional requirements concerning your use of AWS and/or offer alternative options for meeting your technology needs.
Ohio State AWS adds the following features to the standard AWS offering:
- Integrated billing – your AWS charges will be paid automatically from your Ohio State account
- Ohio State name.# and BuckeyePass authentication to login to the AWS console
- Pre-configured accounts that meet Ohio State requirements
- Access to support specialists within AWS
…and much more! Take a look at our service comparison chart(link is external) for full details (you must log in to view this chart).
Ohio State AWS will enable research and administrative users to:
- Leverage AWS’s impressive portfolio of scalable, on-demand computing, database, storage and application services;
- Simplify your AWS invoices/billing
- Identify strategies to reduce costs
- Protect your account from hackers by using your Ohio State name.# with BuckeyePass authentication
- Access to AWS expert resources
- Align with Ohio law, intellectual property protections and university policy
Ohio State does not have a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with Amazon. Personal Health Information (PHI)/HIPAA data cannot be stored in AWS.
For more information about the Ohio State AWS service, visit the Ohio State AWS service page: https://go.osu.edu/aws(link is external).