Information technology tools and resources at the UW
Microsoft Windows Azure is a cloud platform that provides solutions and services such as virtual machines, database instances, storage, and more.
UW-IT's Self-Managed Azure Subscription service allows UW units, that wish to create and manage their own Azure subscription, to receive a significant (~30%) discount on Azure usage charges and to pay those with a UW budget.
Additionally, the service extends the UW's HIPAA BAA and associated enterprise contracts to cover these subscriptions.
- Migrate existing Azure subscription to the Enterprise Agreement
- Setup new Azure subscription under the Enterprise Agreement
UW faculty; UW staff; UW researchers; UW clinicians; UW academic units; UW administrative units; UW affiliated organizations; UW Medical Center; Harborview Medical Center; Any group with approved UW Budget number.
How to Order
For new subscription, or to migrate existing subscriptions to the Enterprise agreement, Contact the UW-IT Service Center (include "Azure Services" in the subject line).
Prices for Azure services are set by Microsoft and are based on usage. Estimates can be built using the Azure pricing calculator.
Service Level Description
Azure services are subject to Microsoft's service level agreements for Azure and may depend, in part, on the specific options and configurations in use. See Azure Service Level Agreements.
Information on security, privacy, and compliance can be found in the Azure Trust Center.
Additional general information on Azure is available from the Azure Documentation Center.
Azure usage charges are monthly billed monthly to UW budgets. Usage charges for each subscription are available on request from UW-IT. Usage statistics are available via Microsoft's Azure management portal.
This service is intended to for UW users who intend to employ a significant amount of Azure IaaS services on an ongoing monthly basis. It is not intended to for users who expect to consume less than $150/month of Azure services.
To test Azure, we recommend using a 'free' Azure subscription available directly from Microsoft. See Microsoft Windows Azure and click "Try It Now".
Last Review Date: 06/20/2015