Attenda Engaged by Christian Aid

Web hosting company, Attenda, has been chosen as Christian Aid’s web host, through a five year Web Application Managed Services contract, to host and manage its new corporate website.

Christian Aid, one of the largest international development charities in the UK, has an annual income of 92 million. The funds raised are used to assist those affected by natural and human disasters such as the Asian Tsunami, earthquakes in Pakistan, the Middle East crisis and Sudan relief effort as well as campaigning to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and climate change.

Christian Aid is migrating its website presence from a Linux/Apache based platform to a fully resilient Windows environment comprising clustered SQL Server 2005 Servers and Microsoft’s .NET framework. The charity runs 4 websites and smaller micro sites hosted on the existing website server. The new corporate website has been built on the new hosted web infrastructure and the 3 remaining websites, and will be migrated across to the new platform.

According to the company, this was a highly competitive bid in which Attenda was delighted to win and contribute to the future efforts of Christian Aid. Phill Humphries, Infrastructure and Operations Manager for Christian Aid remarked, ”It was important for Christian Aid to select a partner who truly understood our requirements and could deliver high levels of security and availability for our new site. We also required a partner aligned with the nature of our work, providing flexible scalability in the event of a natural or human disaster when traffic to the site is likely to increase considerably. We awarded the contract to Attenda as they ticked all our boxes and demonstrated best value for the service.”

As a charity, Christian Aid was also able to take advantage of Attenda’s status of an Accredited Catalist Supplier, contracting with Attenda through this route.

Attenda Limited manages vital applications for business to function effectively for secure and optimum performance of applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure. With over 5 years’ investment into Attenda M.O., the Attenda operations platform provides people, processes and technology to deliver its services, within a cost-effective structure. Currently, the firm’s client base includes 130 of the UK’s companies. The company financial backing and accreditations include Avis Europe, bmi, easyCar, Compass Group, Microsoft, NHS, Princes and Travelodge. Attenda is ISO9001 and ISO27001 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Hosting Partner, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Catalist Supplier. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK’s Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years.

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