Overview of REED GovCloud
REED is an acronym for "Research Ecosystem for Encumbered Data". REED GovCloud is designed for use with data whose handling requires compliance with various security protocols, beyond those generally used within an open academic setting.
REED GovCloud is implemented within Amazon's GovCloud service, and has access portals and control points positioned within Purdue's Research Computing Infrastructure.
Current REED GovCloud resources use Microsoft Windows Server, accessed through Remote Desktop protocols, and backed with an expandable pool of AWS compute nodes.