Web, Data, & Servers

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a public cloud platform that provides solutions and services including virtual machine instances, databases, storage, and more. MIT is a participant in an AWS service offering provided under Internet2's NET+ initiative, which provides additional benefits over the "standard" AWS service.

Duo Security

IS&T provides access to Duo, a two-factor authentication application that leverages landlines and smartphones as an "Approve" or "Deny" system to identify users. Duo is a self-service web application for Touchstone-enabled web applications at MIT.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

The remote access Virtual Private Network (VPN) service provides added privacy and security for your computing activities as well as the ability to access protected MIT resources that require a MITnet IP address.

The Prisma Access VPN service, a cloud-based VPN offering, is a modernization of the legacy Cisco VPN. The Prisma Access VPN provides a secure connection between your computing device and the cloud VPN gateway using the GlobalProtect VPN client.

LDAP Directory

MIT's LDAP Directory Service (ldap.mit.edu) is MIT's implementation of the standard LDAP protocol for providing directory services. It provides access to user and group membership information sourced from Moira and updated in real time, allowing application developers or administrators looking to integrate their applications with MIT's enterprise data.

As an example, wikis.mit.edu (based on Atlassian Confluence) makes use of the LDAP service for user lookups.

Server Co-location

Note: IS&T co-location Data Centers are currently subject to MIT’s COVID-19 campus access protocols.

IS&T Data Centers provide an environmentally secure location for housing your servers and related equipment. Your servers will be provided with rack space, power, cooling, and network connectivity.

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