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Session Description:
Living in LA, we must be prepared for all contingencies. Would our 50,000 students be able to simultaneously use the emergency page on their phones while hiding from a shark-infested tornado?

We designed an AWS setup that gives us the redundancy, security, scalability, and reliability we need for high-profile sites without the higher cost of a scalable full stack environment.

Learn how we addressed requirements for two of our most important sites, the University Homepage and the Emergency Status site:

- 10k+ daily visitors, plus scalable for traffic spikes
- Up time with multiple 9’s
- Decreased loading times
- Public facing application administered by WordPress

In this session, we will discuss how we implemented this change including:

- Success measurements for the project
- Pros and cons of the architecture decisions we made
- The ultimate reasons we decided to move forward with AWS
- What we learned and how to evaluate AWS as a possible solution for your University

Jason Cauwels

What is WPCampus Online?
WPCampus Online is a virtual conference focused on WordPress in higher education, brought to you by the WPCampus community. The second-annual event took place Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Learn more about the event at

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