By Thomas Trappler. Since 2013, the UC wide agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) (Agreement# UCOP-19) has made AWS products available for use under terms and conditions aligned with UC’s needs, policy, and the law.
Effective October 1, 2019, UC has negotiated an additional discount off standard AWS pricing. This discount is the result of the ongoing successful partnership between the UC IT community and UC Procurement Services.
What Is AWS?
AWS is a suite of market-leading cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) products. AWS pioneered the cloud IaaS market in 2006 and continues to be identified as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Worldwide.
What Are the Details?
- Three-year discount term, effective October 1, 2019
- Available to all UC locations
- At least $550,000/year in projected financial benefit systemwide
- Discounts amount available from UC AWS coordinators (see list below).
How Do I Get the Discount?
To receive these discounts, your AWS account must be linked to one of UC’s 25 designated Eligible Payer Accounts. To learn how to link your account, and the amount of the discount available, please contact your local AWS coordinator, listed below:
UC AWS Coordinators
UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Irvine, UC Irvine Health, UCLA, UCLA Health, UCLA School of Medicine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Office of the President
Who Obtained this Discount for UC?
These benefits are the result of the hard work and dedicated efforts of sourcing and subject matter experts across UC. Kevin Cornish and Mike Kilpatrick from UCOP led the team of local IT SMEs, which included Jose Boveda (UCD), Dean Campbell (UCI-H), Calvin Chang (UCD-H), Nick Dugan (UCM), Declan Fleming (UCSD), Ryan Hunt (UCSF), Henry Jenkins (UCI), Mike Kennedy (UCR), Jon Wilson (UC-ANR), Gilbert Loo (UCOP), Shea Lovan (UCSB), Don MacLeod (UCLA), Eddie Ramirez (UCLA-H), Kari Robertson (UCSC), Mike Shane (UCLA-SOM), and Walter Stokes (UCB). Additional support was provided by Tom Andriola (UCI), Vince Kellen (UCSD), and Thomas Trappler (UCOP).
Thomas Trappler is associate director, IT Strategic Sourcing, UC Procurement Services, UC Office of the President.