Amazon Web Services: Account FAQs for Princeton's Enterprise Agreement (EA)


Benefits of Princeton’s Enterprise Agreement  

Princeton’s Enterprise Agreement (EA) provides enhanced protections under the Amazon Web Services terms of service. 

If your account qualifies, you may receive a reduction in your internet bandwidth charges of up to 15% of your total monthly fees. See questions regarding bandwidth charges and the Data Egress Waiver below.

Access to Amazon programs delivered only to higher education institutions, such as: AWS Educate for Institutions

 

How do I set up a new account in AWS?  

Faculty and staff can use the Cloud Infrastructure Provider Access Request Form to request an AWS account.  A Princeton University Chart String is required for charges related to your use of AWS.

 

What if I already have an account?  How would I move that account to be enrolled under the Enterprise Agreement?  

Open a request using the “Get Help” link on the Princeton Service Portal. In your request, specify that you would like the Cloud Support group to contact you regarding moving your personal AWS account under Princeton’s AWS Enterprise Agreement.

 

Are there bandwidth charges for uploading data to AWS?  

There are no bandwidth charges for uploading data into AWS, or for moving data between Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)​ and ​Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)​ ​within the same ​AWS Region​. However, there are typically charges for storing the data you have uploaded into AWS.

 

Are there bandwidth charges for downloading data from AWS?

There is a bandwidth charge for “data egress”, which is the transfer of data out of AWS and/or the transfer of data between AWS Regions.  However, AWS does waive a portion of data egress fees for qualified researchers and academic customers.​  ​The maximum discount for qualified accounts is 15% of total monthly spending on AWS services.

 

What are the requirements for Data Egress Waiver eligibility?

AWS customers are eligible for waiver of egress charges under this program if they:

If you believe that your account  is eligible, please open a request using the “Get Help” link on the Princeton Service Portal and specify that you would like the Cloud Support group to contact you regarding adding your account to the waiver .  If the account meets all of the qualifications, the waiver will apply.

 

Will I receive discounts through Princeton’s Enterprise Agreement?  

Except for a possible discount on data egress as described above, there are no further discounts associated with our Enterprise Agreement.