Marketing news website The Drum selects iomart Hosting

Infotech Lead Europe: iomart Hosting, a provider of bespoke cloud and managed hosting services in the U.K., is providing cloud hosting for The Drum, a marketing and media news website.

The Drum has selected iomart Hosting’s VMware-powered CloudSure platform to ensure strong online presence. iomart Hosting has also provisioned EMC Avamar to deliver enterprise Cloud Backup for The Drum.

iomart Hosting enables The Drum to handle unprecedented growth in online traffic. The Drum has expanded rapidly over the last 24 months with a huge increase in traffic to the site.

The selection of iomart is important as the Drum is expanding rapidly in the South East of England in addition to gaining a growing international audience.

The Drum’s website has over 340,000 unique visitors every month but that increased to 420,000 when it became the first UK-based website to publish the controversial photos of Prince Harry last week.

“Moving our hosting to iomart’s CloudSure platform has ensured we can continue to expand with the confidence we have the infrastructure that will be able to expand with us. The platform allows us to have the flexibility we need for our future plans and iomart’s proactive support ensures we have the systems expertise to hand as the business expands,” said Nick Creed, digital director of The Drum.

One of the main benefits of using CloudSure is that customers can manage their billing, spin up virtualised servers and manage power and bandwidth, all from one easy-to-use Cloud Control Panel.

“The Drum is one of the most visited news and marketing websites and often makes the headlines itself leading to big spikes in traffic, so we are delighted that it has chosen our enterprise cloud services to deliver reliability, data security and guaranteed performance,” said Sarah Haran, managing director of iomart Hosting.

iomart Group has six data centre locations across the U.K. delivering bespoke cloud and managed hosting services to some of the country’s best known brands and organizations.

iomart Hosting’s clients include: Misys, office2office, Cimex, BT, Stagecoach, Skyscanner, Learndirect, London School of Economics and Newsquest.

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