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Make a Donation turns to iomart for cloud services


Make a Donation, a new online fundraising website which aims to change the way charitable giving is paid for in the UK, has turned to iomart for cloud services.

iomart’s Manchester-based provider of complex cloud and managed hosting solutions Melbourne has provided Make a Donation with highly available and fault tolerant hosting for its growing database and website.

More than 2,600 charities have registered to use Make a Donation including Cyclists Fighting Cancer, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, St James’s Place Foundation, Dreamflight and Age UK. The website is supported by scores of businesses who offer the fundraisers vouchers for their services.

David Finch, CEO of Make a Donation, said: “Many fundraising websites take a percentage of the money raised to pay for their services. Ours is the only site in the UK where every penny donated goes to the charity it is intended for. Fee-free giving is the future for charitable giving and for this to work we need to have maximum uptime for our website.”

Matt Gardiner, Sales & Services Director for Melbourne, added: “We have worked with the team at Make a Donation to give their website visitors a fast user experience and to make the site and database robust enough to handle large volumes of donors. By using Melbourne’s SAN-backed Ultra VM public cloud Make a Donation has the reliable hosting support it needs to be online and available right round the clock.”

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