Christian Aid signs web managed service contract

Christian Aid has signed a five-year web application managed services contract with Attenda to host and manage its new corporate website.

Christian Aid has signed a five-year web application managed services contract with Attenda to host and manage its new corporate website.

Christian Aid has an annual income of £92m and its funds are used to assist those affected by natural and human disasters such as the Asian Tsunami, earthquakes in Pakistan, the Middle East crisis and the Sudan relief effort.

Christian Aid is migrating its website presence from a Linux/Apache-based platform to a "fully resilient" Windows environment, comprising of clustered SQL Server 2005 Servers and the Microsoft's .net framework.

The charity runs four websites and smaller micro sites hosted on the existing website server. The new corporate Christian Aid website has been built on the new hosted web infrastructure, and the three remaining websites (www.surefish.co.uk, www.pressureworks.org and www.globalgang.org) will be migrated across to the platform.

Phill Humphries, infrastructure and operations manager for Christian Aid, said, "We 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."

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