Public Cloud Services

Northwestern has agreements with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and Microsoft Azure to provide discounted cloud hosting options for Northwestern faculty and staff.

These services provide for a different level of scalability, redundancy, and manageability than University Data Center hosted services.


Amazon Web Services

Northwestern provides access to Amazon Web Services via the Internet2 NET+ AWS offering.
To learn more visit our Northwestern IT Knowledge Base.

Google Cloud Platform

Northwestern provides access to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) via the Internet2 NET+ GCP offering.
To learn more visit our Northwestern IT Knowledge Base.

Microsoft Azure

Northwestern provides access to Microsoft Azure via a direct agreement with Microsoft.
To learn more visit our Northwestern IT Knowledge Base.


Available to

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Researchers



Public cloud services offer a pay-as-you-go model, meaning you will be required to issue a blanket purchase order to pay for what you consume on a monthly basis.


How to Request Service

Click the "Public Cloud Account Request" button to the right.

Please follow the instructions provided on the Public Cloud Account Request page. Depending on the nature of the request, an account can be provisioned in as little as one business day. You are responsible for paying all monthly invoices for your Public Cloud Account(s). You must set up a blanket purchase order annually to our provider to pay the monthly invoices.



Cloud account owners and technical contacts can use the Kion cloud management platform to report on cloud usage across all three cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud), find savings opportunities, and set up budget-driven automation. Log in at

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