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Discover the Benefits of Moving Standalone Cloud Accounts to Cardinal Cloud

Cardinal Cloud brings you financial discounts, increased security tools, and more
Wednesday, December 14, 2022

To maximize the university’s benefits with Cardinal Cloud, please plan to transition standalone Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure cloud accounts to Cardinal Cloud based accounts in 2023.

University IT (UIT) is prepared to assist you with the process and any questions you might have.

What’s a standalone account? This refers to AWS, GCP, and Azure accounts that are being paid by PCard, personal credit card reimbursements, or through direct invoicing with any of these three vendors. 

If you’re using any of these cloud infrastructure services today outside of Stanford's Cardinal Cloud service, it’s a good time to start thinking about migrating your account. Not sure if this means you? Keep reading to learn how you can verify.

Cardinal Cloud benefits

Cardinal Cloud accounts are provided and supported by UIT. If your department is paying for cloud services billed monthly by UIT on its Project-Task-Award (PTA), then you're already set.  

Why go with Cardinal Cloud? Using Cardinal Cloud to build solutions in AWS, GCP, and Azure provides financial discounts and access to cybersecurity tools that make it more affordable to innovate and easier to protect university resources—for everyone at Stanford.  

How to join Cardinal Cloud

If you’re the kind of person who did all their holiday shopping in June and you want to start the migration to Cardinal Cloud today, instructions are available on the Cardinal Cloud website. Don’t worry–account migration is non-disruptive and mostly just a back-end billing change. 

Not sure if your cloud account is already part of Cardinal Cloud? Submit a Help request and get confirmation. If you prefer to wait until January, we’ll be publishing documentation on how to check from within the cloud infrastructure provider’s web admin console.

Next steps

You’ll be hearing more about this migration initiative in the coming spring. In the meantime, learn more about this Cardinal Cloud migration initiative.


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