USGS Cloud Environment Cookbook

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The cloud offers new and exciting opportunities for USGS employees to leverage computing resources and services that can quickly improve their workflows and reduce expenditures typically associated with establishing a comparable environment with physical infrastructure. However, due to the novelty of access to and use of the cloud environment, there is limited documentation and shared examples ...

The cloud offers new and exciting opportunities for USGS employees to leverage computing resources and services that can quickly improve their workflows and reduce expenditures typically associated with establishing a comparable environment with physical infrastructure. However, due to the novelty of access to and use of the cloud environment, there is limited documentation and shared examples detailing how those resources and services are being used across the USGS. Developing a platform that allows cloud users to contribute to the available documentation and provides a location to consolidate information relevant to operating in the USGS cloud will help to decrease duplication of efforts across projects that share similar structures, leverage existing code bases, and communicate cloud capabilities to a wider audience.