Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Harvard is the first deliverable of the Harvard Cloud Program and provides a framework for accessing Amazon Web Services. AWS was selected as the anchor provider because of its significant user base in the Harvard Community and its prominence in the public cloud services market. Harvard has recently signed an enterprise-wide agreement with Amazon to provide cloud-based services to the Harvard community and to deliver a simple and efficient process to procure services in the “Cloud” at the most economical rate for Schools and Departments.
Networks, Hosting and Storage
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure connection between devices and University resources by creating an "encrypted tunnel" for the data communication. Many University resources require a VPN connection except when connected via the wired network.
FAS VPN is accessible via HUID/PIN:
Central Administration (CA) VPN requires an account with a login to a specific tunnel or realm:
Responsible for the design, implementation, and support of jacks, cable, fiber, and other telecom infrastructure
User and network liaison (netcontact) training for network applications such as VPN, Network (NOC) Portal use, and others supported by Network Services
Ensures that adequate network infrastructure is built into construction projects to refurbish University buildings and spaces
Critical network services and subservices that support the enterprise network needs of a leading institution of teaching and research
Provides the fundamental "getting connected" services to users that include wired and wireless connectivity throughout the campuses to resources on and off campus. These services permit users to connect to campus resources and externally.
Provides electronic monitoring of virtual and physical servers and response to service interruptions or degradation
Administration and support for Harvard Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems: Oracle Applications (Financials), PeopleSoft HRMS, GMAS (Grants Management Application Suite), CAADS (Common Alumni Affairs and Development System), Hyperion/Essbase, Aleph (Online library catalog), and OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence)
Services to store, access, and protect data