AWS Cloud Services

The University has provisioned its own AWS landing zone, allowing the setup of AWS accounts for researchers based on a charge back model. Researchers can use AWS for both server hosting (VMs) and/or storage of data and leverage any of the services made available via AWS including Machine learning, speech recognition, image recognition to name a few. The AWS Cloud services are hosted in the Sydney region.

Researchers can access the AWS Web Console to provision and directly administer their account including VMs and storage. A myriad of Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) are also available from AWS. Researchers are responsible for any costs and ongoing charges incurred.

Use of this AWS environment requires a high degree of expertise and is not suitable for novice users. For researchers who are unfamiliar with AWS, RONIN provides an alternative for accessing AWS services which is much simpler to use.

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  • Who can use AWS cloud services?

    Academic Staff

    AWS Cloud Services can be utilised by Researchers for approved University of Adelaide research data processing.

    HDR Students

    Higher Degree Research Students can utilise AWS Cloud Services under the approval and supervision of their supervisor.

    Teaching Purposes (students)

    There may be situations where a student needs to use VMs to process large data sets for their university learning. This should be planned and approved by the relevant academic staff and the costs incorporated into the teaching program.

    For teaching purposes, it is recommended that RONIN be used rather than AWS Cloud Services as it allows users to easily and quickly spin up a VM environment in a more cost effective and timely manner where VMs are only required for a short period of time and will be shut down when they are no longer required.

    Costs for RONIN or AWS Cloud Services need to be included in school/faculty budgets as usage is charged directly to the relevant school or faculty. Visit the RONIN page for more information.

  • Who is responsible for AWS cloud services?

    Business Owner

    For governance, approvals, investment in or feedback, please contact Information Technology and Digital Services.

    Service Owner

    If you are having issues with the technology infrastructure of on premise server hosting, eg if it is not working, you should contact the Information Technology and Digital Services Service Desk (see below for contact details).

    Business Owner

    For governance, approvals, investment in or feedback, please contact Information Technology and Digital Services.

    Service Owner

    If you are having issues with the technology infrastructure, eg if it is not working, you should contact the Information Technology and Digital Services Service Desk (see below for contact details).

    Business Owner

    For governance, approvals, investment in or feedback, please contact Information Technology and Digital Services.

    Service Owner

    If you are having issues with the technology infrastructure of on premise server hosting, eg if it is not working, you should contact the Information Technology and Digital Services Service Desk (see below for contact details).

    Business Owner

    For governance, approvals, investment in or feedback, please contact Information Technology and Digital Services.

    Service Owner

    If you are having issues with the technology infrastructure of on premise server hosting, eg if it is not working, you should contact the Information Technology and Digital Services Service Desk (see below for contact details).

    Business Owner

    For governance, approvals, investment in or feedback, please contact Information Technology and Digital Services.

    Service Owner

    If you are having issues with the technology infrastructure of on premise server hosting, eg if it is not working, you should contact the Information Technology and Digital Services Service Desk (see below for contact details).

    Business Owner

    For governance, approvals, investment in or feedback, please contact Information Technology and Digital Services.

    Service Owner

    If you are having issues with the technology infrastructure of on premise server hosting, eg if it is not working, you should contact the Information Technology and Digital Services Service Desk (see below for contact details).

    Business Owner

    For governance, approvals, investment in or feedback, please contact Information Technology and Digital Services.

    Service Owner

    If you are having issues with the technology infrastructure of on premise server hosting, eg if it is not working, you should contact the Information Technology and Digital Services Service Desk (see below for contact details).

  • Features and benefits

    AWS cloud services:

    • Are capable of hosting web applications, with a database back-end
    • Include a range of storage options
    • Provide the ability to integrate with many other services useful to researchers, such as machine learning
    • Provide a range of reporting tools including tracking costs (24 hours delay)
    • Provide multiple flavours of operating systems
    • Capable of auto-scaling
    • Scalable and flexible
    • Offer high levels of durability and redundancy.
  • Technical details

    The University Landing zone is hosted in the AWS Cloud Services located in the Sydney region. Visit https://aws.amazon.com/ to explore what AWS can offer.

  • How much does it cost?

    AWS services are charged based on usage and researchers are responsible for any costs and ongoing charges incurred. Research data network traffic is free for University researchers (there are no costs for ingress or egress of data).

  • How do I access AWS Cloud Services?

    To access AWS Cloud Services send a request to the Service Desk and a technical expert will contact you to discuss your needs and discuss the estimated costs required to setup your AWS account and associated services.

    For researchers who are unfamiliar with AWS, RONIN provides an alternative for accessing AWS services which is much simpler to use.

  • Additional support

    Contact Details

    Email: ITDS Service Desk servicedesk@adelaide.edu.au

    Tel: +61 8 8313 3000

    Technical Support for major incidents is available 24/7

    Other technical support is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm