iomart hosting provides Cimex with disaster recovery solution for Government clients
UK top 50 digital agency Cimex has partnered with leading managed hosting and data centre services company iomart Hosting for critical support in its management of a number of high profile government portals.
Cimex currently develops and maintains digital services for the public sector, making sure its clients’ websites are trusted sources of information for users while meeting official standards.
Its experience in the public sector is reinforced by the company’s inclusion in many central government rosters. Clients include the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), Department of Health (DH), Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Learning and Skills Council, the Gambling Commission, the National Lottery and the COI, the UK’s largest advertiser.
Under the terms of the contract, iomart Hosting is initially providing Cimex with a fully-fledged Disaster Recovery (DR) solution, complete with multiple servers and firewalls for one of Cimex’s key government clients. iomart Hosting will be using its own resilient network of 5 UK data centres to provide Cimex with a secure multi-site capability.
Mamun Ahmed, head of IT and systems at Cimex, said: “The government portals in particular require unparalleled uptime and support and with iomart Hosting on board we can deliver that.”
Mamun added: “iomart Hosting are real facilitators. They don’t just look at our clients’ needs, they look at our needs too and provide us with a real and cost-effective solution. We are impressed.”
This contract is viewed by both companies as the start of a long-term relationship. Cimex is now exploring other options for iomart Hosting to provide bespoke solutions for their growing roster of clients.
Sarah Haran, iomart’s Hosting’s managing director stated: “We are delighted to have been chosen by an award-winning agency like Cimex. It’s the first time we’ve worked together and already we have developed the sort of relationship that will lead to future collaboration and benefit for both companies.”
Sarah added: “We have tremendous experience in designing, developing and managing large scale information and transactional portals. We were able to demonstrate to Cimex the advantage of owning and managing the end to end hosting process, from domain through to data centre, in guaranteeing zero downtime to our clients.”
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