Amazon Web Services (AWS) by Amazon.com is a cloud computing platform that allows for scalable web hosting via its geographically diverse data centers. AWS has a pay-as-you-go pricing model with no upfront investment making it a low-cost, quick alternative to using a physical server farm. Services include data storage, databases, servers, high–performance computing and more. All services are provided with both a point-and-click interface, a suite of powerful API tools and a variety of computing instances which can automatically adjust to your application needs.
Box is a cloud file storage and syncing solution that provides document management, collaboration, and sharing. When sharing files, Box provides many security options, including sharing only with specific users, sharing with all UC Davis users, sharing via a secure and unique link, and public access. Additionally, collaborators can be granted varying levels of access from viewing only to full ownership rights.
UC Davis Canvas is the new campus-wide learning management system (LMS) and is a linchpin of educational technology at UC Davis. The LMS can act to augment lessons that the faculty are providing in lecture, can be used for blended/hybrid courses, or even fully online courses. Instructors use it to organize and present class materials, assign and view homework, assess submissions, provide grades, and mediate communication with their students.
CrashPlan is a cloud backup solution designed for individual users, but administered and secured by UC Davis Information and Educational Technology. CrashPlan backs up data automatically with no user effort or intervention required anywhere your computer has an Internet connection. Users can restore data directly from the CrashPlan application on their computers with the option to choose a specific version of the data from a specific point of time.
DavisMail, powered by Google/Gmail, is the campus email service for UC Davis students, and an option for academic and administrative departments. Storage in Davismail and Google workspace combined is available for up to 20 GB total storage space per user. This limit does not apply to faculty accounts.
DropBox is a file hosting service that offers 2 GB of free space and allows users to pay for additional space. Dropbox is an option often used for collaboration in similar ways to Box.com. Dropbox does not have enterprise–grade security and is not a service currently supported by UC Davis.
Google Workspace is a suite of Google applications. Google Drive is the home of Google Docs, a suite of productivity applications that offer collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
Google workspace is available for up to 20 GB total storage space per user. This limit does not apply to faculty
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool within the Office 365 environment. Teams takes advantage of email and calendar data in Exchange Online, and enables users to collaborate easily and more dynamically for instant messaging, voice, video and meetings.. Teams allows collaborators to share documents easily and has very specific permissions for collaborators in the project portal.
Microsoft Azure represents a number of cloud services, most of which are infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a server (SaaS) providing virtual computers hosting, application services like MSSQL and storage in the cloud, among other services. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft managed data centers.
Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud-based suite of collaboration tools including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Office web apps, and Office Pro Plus. The Exchange Online version of Exchange services offers 50-100 GB of storage per mailbox and at least 100 GB of archive storage. With Office 365 licensing, all students, staff and faculty also get access to Microsoft Teams. Office365 Office Pro Plus allows access to software like Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as OneDrive accounts with 1 TB of storage.
This is for Office 365 Campus Email only. Office365 is Microsoft's cloud-based suite of collaboration tools including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Office web apps, and Office Pro Plus. Office365 Exchange Online is the default email service for staff and faculty.
For other Office 365 applications, please see https://cloud.ucdavis.edu/services/office-365-apps
Personal accounts include any account set up in a service that is not under UC Davis contract, even if UC Davis has a contract with the service. Examples include many cloud based storage services, like Evernote, iCloud, SugarSync and so on. This also includes personal Gmail and OneDrive (included in Microsoft Office365), and other accounts outside the UC Davis domain that are not provided or maintained by the university.
Information and Educational Technology (IET) offers a Private Cloud Service hosted in a VMWare environment. Server Virtualization has become a mainstream solution to help address these issues providing a scalable, cost effective, efficiently managed virtualization environment for the campus.
Qualtrics Research Suite is a powerful survey tool that is highly customizable and easy to use. With Qualtrics, you can design and distribute surveys, manage the responses, track the participants, and analyze the data, all in an easy-to-navigate, web-based interface.
Salesforce is a customer engagement platform that provides a host of applications to codify and streamline engagement with many types of constituents, track that engagement, and report on it. It also provides a platform used to modify the system to suit your needs, giving it a broad reach and facility in customization and configuration to suit the needs of a client. It is offered under a software as a service (SaaS) business model, and is accessed through a web-based interface. It also has a mobile application to ease engagement away from the desktop.
ServiceNow is an IT service management system that provides a robust suite of applications to automate and streamline IT and business unit operations. ServiceNow is offered under a software as a service (SaaS) business model, and is accessed through a web-based interface that can be easily configured to adapt to a variety of workflow and processes and restrict incident access to relevant groups.
UC Davis uses ServiceNow to manage IT knowledge base information and help requests.
Web technology is always moving! The web development community at UC Davis is pleased to introduce SiteFarm as the next evolution of UC Davis Web Content Management.
This emerging service is a modern content management and web publishing solution. Taking advantage of the design implemented on the UC Davis Home Site, as well as the power of Drupal, SiteFarm will be made available to faculty, staff and IT providers to create great-looking, modern, and easy-to-edit web sites.
*** Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021 (microsoft.com). Microsoft Teams will be the replacement for video conferencing, desktop sharing, file sharing, and more. ***
Skype for Business Online is an enterprise communications platform, part of Microsoft Office 365 (it was formerly known as uConnect Lync or Lync at UC Davis; see Microsoft's statement on the name change).