Tag Archives: cloud

Cloud Infrastructure Transformation Program launches new website

The Cloud Infrastructure Transformation Program now has a new website—http://its.umich.edu/projects/cloud-program/ The website is designed to provide information to campus about the Cloud Program, the various projects that are currently running under the program, as well as provide the latest updates and news. The site offers information in six areas: Why Cloud?: U-M is expanding our use of cloud services. Learn… Read More »

ITS launches the Cloud Infrastructure Transformation Program

We all have read plenty of stories about organizations moving their systems and applications to the cloud. Many individuals and units at U-M have made their own forays into the cloud, and it’s now time for ITS to provide a way to facilitate the university’s use of cloud services. In March, 2018 ITS formed the ITS Cloud Infrastructure… Read More »

Charting a course: ITS Cloud Decision Framework & Application Roadmapping Project (CFAR)

ITS has embarked on a journey to determine which of the hundreds of applications that we manage should be candidates for migration to the cloud. Unlike other institutions, U-M is not being driven to these decisions by a need to free up data center space, or many of the drivers currently faced by other universities. We have the… Read More »

U-M joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) at U-M has recently joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), an organization that advances the development and use of cloud native applications and services. U-M is the second academic institution to join the foundation, and the only one in the U.S. “Our membership in the CNCF signals our commitment to… Read More »

ITS offers additional training in AWS, Azure, and GCP

Information and Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce that detailed agendas are now available for training on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. These day-long sessions will provide an overview as well as hands-on opportunities to explore these cloud based computing platforms. You will be able to get help with your specific use case,… Read More »

Outcomes of March Web Platforms Town Hall

Over 60 university community members attended the Web Platforms Service Town Hall on March 7 at Palmer Commons. The presentation reflected feedback received during meetings and interactions held over the past year and a half. Town hall participants shared further ideas verbally and using the Poll Everywhere app. The service project team is reviewing the latest feedback and… Read More »

ITS offers training in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform

Information and Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce training for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. These day-long sessions will provide an overview as well as hands-on opportunities to explore these cloud based computing platforms. You will be able to get help with your specific use case, leveraging these platforms. Learn and apply knowledge… Read More »

Jumpstart your knowledge in Amazon Web Services

  Lots of folks in Michigan IT and on campus are hearing about our journey to the cloud. If you want to jump start your knowledge, Amazon Web Services Essential Training from Lynda.com is very useful for learning your way around AWS, the different services it offers, what it takes to use them, and what you might still need… Read More »

ITS offers new features & discounts for AWS

In the last few months Information & Technology Services (ITS) has announced several enhancements to its cloud offerings to the U-M campus. One of these enhancements was the execution of a new Enterprise Agreement and Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with Amazon for AWS at U-M. With this agreement, faculty, researchers, and staff at all U-M campuses can now… Read More »

Web Platforms service town hall March 7

A town hall and interactive session will be held to discuss the new Web Platforms service being developed by ITS for the university community. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Great Lakes Central Room, Palmer Commons. Members of the university web developer community and those who have an interest in… Read More »

ITS offers new cloud vendor choices

For several years, Information and Technology Services (ITS) offered Amazon Web Services (AWS) at U-M as its sole cloud computing IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offering. That is changing. U-M recently signed enterprise agreements to offer Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The addition of these industry leading vendors provides a strong foundation of cloud computing solutions, and will enable… Read More »

New web hosting platforms to meet campus needs

By | December 12, 2017

Information and Technology Services is redesigning and launching new web hosting platforms that are tailored to the unique and varying needs of the U-M community. “The main aspects of the hosting platforms will be reliable and robust cloud-first architecture, scalable and flexible environment, simple provisioning, and security improvements,” says Deborah Gowan, director of ITS application operations. “Individuals can… Read More »

PaaS the pizza: Understanding cloud basics

Today, much of our university uses services that run in the cloud—such as Canvas, Duo Security, U-M Box and Google, Concur, and Qualtrics. Your smartphones run your favorite apps in the cloud, Spotify plays music in the cloud, ToDoist keeps you scheduled in the cloud. These are Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud solutions. Information and Technology Services… Read More »

ITS offers cloud computing training

ITS is pleased to announce training for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. These day-long sessions will provide an overview as well as hands-on opportunities to explore these cloud based computing platforms. You will be able to get help with your specific use case, leveraging these platforms. Learn and apply knowledge to the work/research you… Read More »

Free Microsoft Azure workshop July 12

By | June 21, 2017

U-M College of Engineering, in partnership with the M Cloud and the Microsoft Azure Education teams, will hold a free, hands-on, cloud computing workshop July 12. Register today to learn about Azure cloud services and how they can help provide more efficiency for dev/test, production, and backup of your applications and services. Whether your focus is big data, big… Read More »

Learn about AWS with free M Cloud workshop

The M Cloud and AWS teams are pleased to offer free, hands-on cloud computing workshops. There is no charge for the training: all you need is some time and an AV-equipped room that holds 25-30 people. We ask attendees to bring their own laptop, so you do not need to supply computers. Below is a typical agenda, but we can… Read More »