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IT Era, an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), often works with public-sector clients who face challenges such as tight budgets, small IT departments, and time-consuming procurement rules. One such client was the Instituto de Investigación, Innovación y Estudios de Posgrado para la Educación (IIIEPE), a publicly funded institute in Mexico that promotes innovation in education through research, technology development, strategic planning, and professional development programs. Until 2015, IIIEPE hosted all its online training programs on Moodle, a free and open-source learning management system, in an on-premises data center. However, when IIIEPE was given the opportunity to assist the Mexican Public Education Secretariat in providing a new platform for online courses for a national professional development program for high school teachers, they faced a challenge. Their on-premises data center was at capacity and setting up a new learning platform would have required procuring, configuring, and securing new physical servers, which would have been time-consuming and costly.
About The Customer
The Instituto de Investigación, Innovación y Estudios de Posgrado para la Educación (IIIEPE) is a publicly funded institute based in Nuevo León, Mexico. It is dedicated to promoting innovation in the Mexican education system through research, technology development, strategic planning, and both online and classroom-based professional development programs for educators. IIIEPE was tasked with assisting the Mexican Public Education Secretariat in providing a new platform for online courses for a national professional development program for high school teachers. The institute was looking for a cost-effective and efficient solution to deploy a new online learning environment as their on-premises data center was at capacity.
IIIEPE decided to work with IT Era to implement a new Moodle-based online learning environment in the AWS Cloud. IT Era was chosen due to its APN Advanced Consulting Partner status, membership in the AWS Public Sector Partner Program, and AWS Competencies in Government and Education. The company’s AWS Certified Solution Architects have also helped many Latin American organizations migrate and fine-tune educational workloads on AWS. The new learning environment was implemented in just one week using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) as the solution’s PHP-capable web server, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL to manage the Moodle database, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to host the user-uploaded files and folders. This solution provided a faster, less expensive approach for deploying Moodle-based online learning environments that met high service standards.
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