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In late 2019, UNCG joined the Internet2 GCP Net+ program, which provides multiple benefits, such as egress cost waivers, credit opportunities, and billing efficiencies. On Monday, February 1, 2021, Information Technology Services (ITS) will begin to change the self-service project creation process on UNCG’s Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These changes take advantage of the Internet2 Net+ benefits and make GCP services easier to administer. GCP projects allow users to interact with both GSuite and GCP Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). 

Summary of changes

  • UNCG employees will be required to request project creation through ITS. 
  • Current students will continue to self-create projects. 
  • Support will be offered for research use cases on GCP through the Cloud Cyber Infrastructure (CCI) Lab.

Approximate timeline

Current: Anyone with an active UNCG Google account can create projects. All projects appear in the default/root-level folder in GCP.

January 2021

  • Existing projects will move into their appropriate folders based on the project owner’s role (e.g., student, employee, researcher, etc.).
  • There will be no changes to existing permissions or to how projects function.

February 1, 2021

  • Current students and employees will be able to self-create projects within a predefined folder based on their role.

May 3, 2021 (possibly earlier)

  • Current students will be able to self-create projects, but only within a predefined “Student” folder.
  • Employees will be required to request project creation at 6TECH.uncg.edu.

If you have any questions about Google Cloud Platform, the CCI Lab, or any of the information above, please submit a 6-TECH ticket, call 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324), or email 6-TECH@uncg.edu.