Why UCAS looks to the cloud on results day

On results day, no website matters more to University-bound youth than UCAS’. For most of the year, UCAS’ website sees steady traffic, but their page views spike when results day rolls around. Last year it attracted more than 5 million page views.

UCAS needs its Web hosting to be:

  • Reliable, even during a surge in traffic, since admissions data is critical to students and schools alike.
  • Flexible enough to scale down after the surge is over, so that UCAS doesn’t waste money on excess capacity.
  • Secure every day of the year, because every student’s data is important.

UCAS found all that and then some when it looked to the cloud.

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