Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM)

Success story


Date published:

  • February 2022


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With more than 55,000 students, the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) is one of the most prestigious public higher education institutions in Mexico and Latin America.


For some time, the university had considered going digital for a fully online admissions test.

The pandemic led them to accelerate a project with innovative solutions to streamline processes and optimize costs. In just two weeks they needed to implement solutions to take their admission exam 100% online, covering all aspects of security and availability.


Set up in record time an autoscalable infrastructure on AWS to support around 60 thousand admission exams and recurring connections, guaranteeing a totally secure process.

In this way they continue to take their admission exam. After the pandemic, this solution allows them to obtain results faster, going from weeks to hours. Maintaining the stability of their operation in a digital way also allows them to register savings on paper, contributing to environmental sustainability.


  • 50% increase in its infrastructure capacity in AWS, obtaining stability in its technological platforms that support a concurrency ranging between 20 thousand and 50 thousand users.
  • Achieve high levels of security at all times, eliminating 90% of intrusions as part of its massive online admission exam processes and in the implementation of virtual classrooms.
  • AWS technology enables them to achieve affordable and lower costs when compared to on-premise.
  • Promote areas of research and liaison with companies through technology platforms that take advantage of AWS solutions.

Let’s make it happen!

Just like the UAM, your educational institution can also consolidate successful projects in the cloud. By choosing AWS solutions with our technical support and Cloud Centric approach, the technology and cost optimization benefits are reflected in every deployment.

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