Not sure which cloud computing service best suits your business needs? Reference the table below for a high-level comparison of available cloud computing services:
|WashU Private Cloud||Azure||AWS||Google Cloud|
|Signed University contract||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|WUSTL Key SSO login to admin console||N/A||✔||✔||✔|
|Approved for confidential and protected workloads||✔||*||*||*|
|WashU IT managed workloads||Servers, Databases, Web tools||Servers, Databases, Web tools|
|Discounts||Competitive University pricing||6% across the board, Hybrid Use Benefit||5% across the board||25% on compute/storage, 19% on other services, Sustained use discounts|
|Data egress waiver||No egress data charges||No data egress charges if < 15% of total charges||No data egress charges if < 15% of total charges||No data egress charges if < 15% of total charges|
|Ease of integration with:||On-campus technology resources||Microsoft/Windows technology stack||Linux/Unix Technology stack||Linux/Unix Technology stack|
* WashU’s agreements for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud include HIPAA BAA and FERPA compliance guarantees. However, workloads (servers, databases, etc.) in these environments are not inherently compliant. Workloads must be built and configured following appropriate guidelines. When you will be using public cloud platforms to store and transmit protected data, It is necessary to seek guidance from Information Security and WashU IT.
If you still aren’t certain which cloud offering would best suit your business needs, please contact us to discuss the options.