Solution: Dedicated Server

Sector: Charity

Background:

Formed in 1930, the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) is a charitable organisation and member of Hostelling International that helps to transform young lives through travel and real adventure, welcoming almost one million guests a year into accommodation. 

With a 150-strong network of hostels, YHA aims to deliver memorable and meaningful experiences of adventure and discovery, supporting young people and families who face challenges and disadvantages in their lives.

Technical Approach:

When YHA initially approached us they had a number of issues with their existing provider, the principal one being technical support.  Being a charitable organisation, they were also keen to keep their costs down, without affecting quality of service. As their requirements were not demanding in terms of traffic and processing, our technical team specified an appropriate dedicated server platform that would still have capacity to expand if traffic growed at an unexpected rate using the latest Dell hardware and with ample SSD-based storage. 

Rachel Waters, Communications Manager at Datacentreplus says: 

“YHA is a one of a number of charitable organisations that we host at Datacentreplus.  They have some particular needs (for example, that extra bit of support) so we always approach them as individuals and take the time to understand their issues before proposing a technical solution. The YHA is such a well-known name and we are proud to be their hosting provider.”