Cloud Environments

The Yale Center for Research Computing is partnering with Yale ITS and others to offer several computing environments suitable for research. Given the broad needs for computation, storage as well as compliance for research, no single environment would meet all needs. Below is a list of current cloud environments available for use.

Yale Spinup Self-Service portal

The Spinup portal provides Yale University faculty, staff, researchers and graduate students with a quick and easy way to deploy cloud resources. Spinup was built with Yale’s mission in mind. Spinup resources are behind Yale’s enterprise firewall, preventing attack by malicious actors from outside of Yale’s network, and are pre-approved for moderate and high risk data such as FERPA and HIPAA.

For additional information or to get started, please see the Yale Spinup website.

AWS Research Credits Program

The YCRC is proud to announce a new research credit program in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) beginning in FY21. Yale’s AWS Enterprise Agreement includes $200K in research credits for research new to AWS. Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are eligible to apply for grants of $5,000 - $10,000 in AWS services. Up to 10 proposals will be awarded each year for the next three years.

For additional information and to apply, please see AWS Research Credits Program page.

Cloud Support

The Cloud Support service for Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure provides support and guidance for AWS subaccounts / Azure subscriptions to house cloud resources for a department, school, lab, or other Yale organization. Resources are created and managed by information technology professionals in the owning organization. Cloud Support offers central billing of cloud provider charges, Yale-negotiated pricing discounts, and more.

For more information, please see the Cloud Support service page.

Research Technology Consulting for Custom Solutions

In the case where a custom solution is needed, Yale ITS Research Technologies can provide consulting services to help define and deploy a custom research computing environment for you.

For additional information or to request a consult, please see the Research Technology Consulting service page.