Through partnerships with vendors the OIT's Learning Environments has recently made the following resources available for faculty and students .
A free resource that Oracle provides to education. Free resources and software are available to download.
Amazon Web Services - free resources that Amazon provides to faculty and students. Lots of curriculum and help materials for cloud-based computing and free credits for faculty and students to use Amazon Web Services.
IBM Bluemix & Watson - a free resource for faculty and students for cloud access to apps, open-sourced technology, and learning resources. (Rice's portal)