SpinUp, a cloud platform for DIY developers and entrepreneurs with a project to launch, has committed to giving away up to $20 million in hosting capacity from now through the end of May to help minimize the disruption caused by university and college campus closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

For the millions of students, faculty and research staff impacted by university closures, access to campus resources is paramount to successfully completing their academic work.

The ability to leverage the support of “simple” cloud resources for research, app development and other digital projects would help minimize the interruption to the delivery and completion of course content, assignments and activities. SpinUp’s “intuitive, DIY-friendly” cloud platform would be ideal for campus users who need to quickly spin up cloud servers or launch apps.

Students, faculty and researchers receive a $200 credit toward cloud services with .edu address.

The SpinUp Cloud Platform

SpinUp was created specifically to address what it sees as the shortcomings of existing platforms. According to the company, hyperscale options are hypercomplex and overkill for many organizations who need a sweet spot cloud with the perfect balance of cost, ease of use, features and uptime -all wrapped in a great support experience.

The team behind the SpinUp platform combined their own insights from using cloud services with deep research into the process of deploying and managing infrastructure as experienced by their peers every day. As a result, SpinUp claims it now offers a simple, powerful and responsive user interface with several offerings.

The SpinUp platform comes with a 99.99% uptime guarantee and provides Windows (including Windows 2019) cloud servers. Its object storage includes optional content delivery network (CDN) integration.

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