Amazon Web Services (AWS)

What Is It?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform that offers services such as: compute power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to help UIC innovate and meet organizational needs. Technology Solutions is continuing to work on final approval for HIPAA data storage and usage in AWS with the CISPO. In the meantime, the AWS computing service offering is now generally available for production data at UIC. If you have any questions please ask us.

Other Service Names

AWS, Amazon Cloud


AWS allows you to do the following:

  1. Run web and application servers in the cloud to host dynamic websites.
  2. Securely store all your files on the cloud so you can access them from anywhere.
  3. Use managed databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle or SQL Server to store information.
  4. Deliver static and dynamic files quickly around the world using a Content Delivery Network (CDN).
  5. Send bulk email.

View a more detailed and comprehensive list of AWS features and capabilities.

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Request Access to AWS button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

Access AWS training and tutorials from Amazon and review What are some good resources for learning about AWS?

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is Self-Supported. Visit How can I estimate the costs of using Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time

Within 2 business days for subscription provisioning.

Additional days needed for network configuration (where necessary)

Incident Resolution Time Within 4 business hours
Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) None
Service Notification Channel(s) IT Service Notices and Cloud Computing Cohort Team
Request Access to AWS

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