Monday, April 23, 2012

Internet2 NET+ Services and CENIC Establish Purchasing Program for Amazon Web Services

Internet2 and CENIC, California’s advanced networking consortium, will offer a new purchasing program for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make it easier for research and education community institutions to take advantage of the AWS cloud. This includes Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2), Amazon CloudFront CDN, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Services (S3), and other cloud services.

A community-friendly self-service portal created and managed by AWS solution provider, Datapipe, provides discounts on eligible AWS services. Expanded payment options include invoicing and grant-friendly pre-payment services, as well as traditional credit card payment services.