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With Google Cloud Platform now available, faculty and staff have three cloud service choices

From: Division of Information Technology

Collaborative Computing Solutions (CCS) and Information Technology Procurement and Licensing Solutions (ITPALS) are pleased to announce that Virginia Tech is expanding its cloud platform services — Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now available in addition to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Service (AWS).

Cloud platform services have become increasingly valuable for Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and departments for research, web hosting and development, data management and storage, and myriad academic and administrative functions. With three cloud platforms to choose from, you have greater ability to find the platform that best fits your needs.

How to request access to Virginia Tech’s cloud platform services

Faculty, staff, and departments can request access to GCP, AWS, and/or Azure through the 4Help Service Catalog.

Important information for budgeting your use of Cloud service resources

There is no charge to request or receive access to cloud services; however, your department or college will be responsible for all charges connected with cloud services once they have been provisioned. Prior to requesting access to AWS, Azure, or GCP, it is critical that both the department and the account manager establish a budget and a monthly review of resource usage within the cloud environment. Details on Cloud service costs, as well as cost calculators from each vendor, are available.

Cloud consultations are available

Are you new to cloud computing? Unsure which cloud platform is right for your needs — or if you should switch your platform now that you have additional choices? CCS can help. We offer one-on-one cloud consultations at no charge for all academic and administrative departments, faculty, and staff.

If you have any concerns or questions about Division of IT services, please submit a 4Help ticket or contact the Help Desk at 540-231-4357.