Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers over 165 fully-featured services from data centers around the world and has offered cloud services for over 12 years to millions of customers. AWS continues to innovate, with over 1,900 new services and features released in 2018 alone. AWS is designed to meet strict security standards, including military and global banking.

Service Features Include:

  • Comprehensive security capabilities to satisfy the most demanding requirements.
  • Rich controls, auditing and broad security accreditations.
  • Access as much or as little as you need, and scale up and down as required with only a few minute's notice.

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Have specific research needs? Working with controlled or confidential research data? You might need STAR

Looking for student cloud resources? Visit the Knowledge Base for more information.

BAA and Contracts

A Business Associate Agreement is in place for the STAR environment. All resources needing coverage by this contract will need to utilize STAR.

A master contract is in place for consolidated billing of resources through the Aggie Innovation Platform. Each month, Amazon will invoice AIP, who then bills the same amount to the account provided at setup, there are no additional fees added by AIP. 


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