National Autonomous University of Mexico : Online prestige

The National Autonomous University of Mexico is the largest public institution of higher education in the country and one of the most recognized in Latin America. To meet the demand for virtual education, it has the Coordination of the Open University, Educational Innovation and Distance Education (CUAIEED).


Discover how we help UNAM through the technological synergy established between our certified specialists and the proper implementation of AWS solutions. Achieving a solid infrastructure that supports high demands and optimizes costs.

Solution Components:

  • Amazon EC2
  • Amazon RDS – MySQL
  • Certificate Manager
  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Amazon SES
  • CloudWatch
  • AWS config
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • CloudFront

The project

CUAED is the online virtual education division of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, being the largest university in Mexico.


They had run out of infrastructure to support academic requirements. They run implementations of Moodle for several of their university programs. At the same time, the IT budget was reduced .

The Solution

Itera proposed the use of separate accounts for different projects required in the institution. The first requirement was the use of mass storage for log backups using Amazon S3 as a way to have historical compliance. After that, the infrastructure moodle platforms were required as proof of concept, where a solid 2-tier architecture was proposed following the best Moodle architecture practices (web / application and database).

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