AWS General Info

UMB Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform that provide computing resources/services to public and private entities.  AWS offers a broad set of services e.g. compute, storage, database, analytics, applications etc.

Benefits of AWS@UMB

As a member of the Internet2 consortium, UMB has established a contract through the Internet2 AWS agreement.   The AWS@UMB contract offers several benefits:

Discounted rates:

               Internet2 offers a 4% discount to the members that participate in the AWS Internet2 contract agreement.

Discounted Network Egress:

Typically AWS charges a fee for every gigabyte of data traveling in and out of the AWS cloud.  Under the AWS @UMB contract for most services, the data egress charges are waived.* In order to have access to this benefit you must be issued an account under the AWS @UMB master contract. 

Campus Network Access:

The AWS @UMB network connectivity framework allows for AWS services used by campus entities to have network connectivity to campus resources.

How do I get started?

  1. Identify what services you are interested in using by going to the products website:
  2. You can perform cost estimates* for services by using the AWS calculator.
    *Note:  AWS@UMB accounts receive a 4% discount, which is not reflected in the costs estimates.
  3. Once you have your cost estimate, proceed to the CITS AW Payer Account Form on the CITS form website and identify which payment option you plan to use to start the process. 

What happens after I request an account?

The CITS AWS team will review the request and follow up with the requestor to obtain any additional information needed for the account creation and billing process. 

Once your account has been created, you will be notified and provided any other details to let you get started quickly. 

Billing information will be sent directly from the AWS authorized vendor to the account requestor/billing contact for payment. 

How do I get help?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a lot of in-depth documentation and training. Many introductory courses are available only and for free.

Each AWS customer will have specific needs.  Click here to email the CITS AWS team, if you have any questions about requesting your UMB AWS account or any other questions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What services are available to AWS@UMB? 

Under the AWS@UMB contract there are currently no limitations on the services available under this contract.   

See here for AWS services:

2. Is there a discount for using the AWS@UMB account? 

 Yes.  AWS@UMB accounts receive: 

4% discount on services,

Data egress charges are waived for most services

3. Where do I go to request an account? 

To request an AWS@UMB account go to the CITS Forms page under Misc. Forms, select New AWS Payer Account form.

4. What payment options can be used to setup an AWS@UMB account? 

  •  Credit card – AWS contract reseller will assist with setting up this payment option.
  • Purchase Order (PO) – AWS contract reseller will assist with generating a quote for estimate services.  Once a quote has been generated, the requestor can proceed with the normal procurement process of obtaining an UMB PO. 

5. Is there training available? 

AWS offers many online courses free of charge.  Check out this location to get started.

6. For questions regarding AWS@UMB who do I contact? 

For any questions regarding AWS@UMB, please feel free to send an email to