Why Choose STAR?

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    Robust security for controlled, confidential or restricted data

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    Pay-as-you-go and self-service plans available

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    Rapid access to cloud services

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    Expedited time to research

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What is STAR?

STAR is a platform offering robust and scalable servers, storage, data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, secure data transfer and data collaboration, along with many additional computing services—all while featuring enterprise-level security and cost-effective cloud solutions.

STAR replaces outdated purchasing and implementation methods for researchers, which previously took months for configuring servers and storage, and instead streamlines processes down to mere days—or in some cases just a few hours—by using secure, cloud-based tools with a self-service workflow.

STAR Services

Find the right combination of fully managed and scalable computing services for your research project's needs and budget. All services are provided within STAR's secure, up-to-date and compliant online environment.

Popular Services

STAR Support


Get training to use STAR's robust services—from infrastructure technologies like compute, storage and databases to emerging technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and analytics. 



Resources for Standard Administrative Procedures, compliance, policies and contact information for data privacy, IT security and the STAR program. 

Research & Service Spotlight

The STAR platform is a transformational project available to researchers for delivering a new set of secure, compliant and innovative technologies using Amazon Web Services. Future platform partners will also be available in the coming months.