eRSA Services Transition

The closure of eRSA prompted ITDS to establish an eRSA transition project team. This team is focused on ensuring that our researchers continue to have access to eRSA Virtual Machines (VMs) and stored data.

What has happened so far

In November 2018, eRSA’s board advised us that it would close in the first half of 2019. Early in 2019 eRSA advised the University that there would be no IT support beyond March. This identified a need for us to implement short-term solutions for our researchers’ data and compute needs.

In identifying the immediate risks of the eRSA closure, ITDS opted to temporarily move our staff Virtual Machines (VMs) into University of Adelaide infrastructure. This is a short-term solution to ensure that researchers can continue to access and use VMs previously stored in the eRSA infrastructure. Transitioning the VMs into UofA infrastructure proved to be more complex than initially anticipated. All research staff with VMs have been contacted to work through the remaining issues.

The eRSA transition project team is currently analysing the existing eRSA storage requirements. When the analysis is complete and solutions have been identified, impacted researchers will be individually contacted.

For more information

ITDS staff are working together to contact affected researchers to minimise the impact of the closure of eRSA. If you have any questions or concerns relating your eRSA compute or services, please email For any technology issues that require urgent attention please contact the ITDS Service Desk on 08 8313 3000.