Collaborating with your departmental information technology offerings
Public Cloud platforms are supported by UW Cloud Services, a CIO-sponsored initiative to deliver public cloud computing services to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and departments. These offerings focus on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) in the form of AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
We recommend you contact your local departmental IT staff for guidance on usage within your unit or department. The UW has many excellent existing computing & storage offerings, often specialized to a given discipline. Public cloud is not the best solution for all needs, but we are happy help with the "wayfinding" and analysis regarding technology options. Additionally, some IT departments have support resources who are more hands-on with cloud accounts and use.
Regardless of the solution you chose, the team is interested in understanding how the university wants to leverage these services and in any feedback you have, so that we can share the feedback with our vendors & peers in higher education, and to improve our services.