Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Case Study
Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) operates a centralized application service for Queensland, Australia. QTAC sees around 100,000 students on its platform and offers 75,000 of those a place at an institution. Using the AWS Cloud, they are able to offer more reliable services and experience nearly 100% uptime, even with traffic spiking to 80,000 hits per minute. QTAC looks forward to a future with expanding opportunities for applicants by utilising new technologies and services like Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon SQS, and Amazon ECS. With an organisation of 60 to 70 people, using the cloud allows them to do a lot with a small IT team and not worry about operating data centres.