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Why Cloud?

The Rutgers cloud services team assists Rutgers departments and units seeking to use cloud computing platforms from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Enterprise agreements and business associate agreements are in place and available for use.

Cloud computing is immediately responsive to changing needs.

Unlimited resources and ubiquitous access result in greater productivity.

Providers secure the infrastructure, and users secure data in transport and at rest.

Cost savings
Pooled cloud resources and pay-per-use minimize capital expenditures.

Multiple locations
Distant data back-up facilitates disaster recovery and business continuity services.

Connect with Rutgers Cloud Services

Cloud comparison

Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform.

Getting started

Learn how to start your cloud project and how to request a cloud account.

Get support

Find out who to contact based on your cloud service provider.

Standards and policies

The university has set policies to ensure the integrity of its infrastructure, the security of its data, and the efficient and ethical use of its resources. Users of cloud services are expected to follow all university IT policies.

Users will also need to complete the third-party security review process  to identify, analyze and mitigate vulnerabilities and threats that may be associated with cloud-service usage.

Rutgers’ cloud strategy

The IT Leadership Council’s Enterprise Cloud Strategy Committee developed a strategic position on cloud computing for Rutgers. Learn about their recommendations to achieve the following goals:

  • Reduce the complexity of cloud engagement
  • Create a strong, central backbone to foster and support initiatives
  • Improve the security, understanding, and handling of data
  • Educate, prepare, and retain a next-generation IT workforce