Research Computing Cloud

Public cloud vendors can provide benefits of scale, flexibility, cost savings, and security to research groups. Researchers may take advantage of cloud by using resources such as:

  • Data Storage
  • Computing
    • Overflow Computing
    • Secure Computing for Regulated Data
    • Powerful Interactive Computing
    • On-demand Workshop or Course Environments
  • Managed Databases

Please see Cloud Research Computing Services for more details.

Public Cloud Options

Northwestern has agreements with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure to provide price discounts and convenience in accounting. Please visit Public Cloud Services to learn more about the offered benefits.


Available to

  • University researchers
  • Faculty
  • Graduate students
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Staff



There is no cost for consultations. Public cloud providers offer resources with a pay-as-you-go model, meaning you are billed for what you consume on a monthly basis.


How to Request Service

To request an initial consultation, please submit a request through the online request form.

Request a Cloud Consultation


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