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Google Cloud Platform Access Now Available at Northwestern

Posted Date: 14 Oct 2020

Effective Date: 14 Oct 2020

Northwestern now provides access to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) via the Internet2 NET+ GCP offering. GCP offers infrastructure-as-a-service capabilities on par with other private cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as well as unique managed services such as BigQuery, and the Cloud Life Sciences API. GCP is available to Northwestern faculty, staff, and researchers.

Google Cloud Platform Benefits

Northwestern Cloud Community of Practice

All IT practitioners across Northwestern interested in cloud computing are invited to join the Cloud Community of Practice. Staff members currently working with cloud resources or responsible for workloads in the public cloud (AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform) are especially welcome to share their experiences, questions, and challenges with the group. The primary channel for this community is the Teams space: CoP -Cloud. Membership is open to anyone with a Northwestern NetID.

Additionally, the Northwestern Cloud Community of Practice maintains a list of in-person and online training opportunities and resources.

More Information

Northwestern IT does not provide direct support for Google Cloud Platform but does facilitate access to paid support from Google. Please visit the Google Cloud Platform web page for more information about this service, including cost and support options.

End User Impact

Northwestern now provides University faculty, researchers, and staff access to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) effective, October 14, 2020. Back to top