Case Study

VMware hosting for applications

Attric Limited is the leading UK independent consulting and services company that specialises in the development, management and delivery of technical information, procedural documentation and engineering services. Their extensive client base include BP, Centrica, Reckitt Benckiser and British Energy.

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1. Brief

The Attric EDMS (Electronic Document Management System) is a powerful, simple to use answer to a company’s document management needs. It is a web based solution utilising the .NET 2.0 framework and stores data on the robust Microsoft SQL Server 2005 platform.

Attric’s Document Control Team publishes documents to the EDMS which are made available in .PDF form to their clients’ user bases via a web browser. Attric’s challenges were to lower the cost of ownership for the client, make the solution available to a broader range of clients and eliminate the substantial capital outlay of a site based server solution.

2. Solution

Attric’s vision was to provide their software as a service. They selected Intrahost as the perfect partner to build a complete hosted solution and achieve this ambition

Intrahost built a server solution with multiple web and data servers utilising the highly acclaimed Neverfail High Availability software to ensure that uptime is kept above 99.98%.

The servers are co-located in two geographically diverse UK based data centres, providing all the facilities expected from a world class hosting provider and ensuring maximum security.
"The Attric EDMS is one of the key tools for providing first-class service to our clients. Already a highly successful application, by working with Intrahost, we have been able to broaden our client base and improve our profitability. We have been delighted by the professionalism and dedication of the Intrahost team to complete this project both on time and on budget."

3. Benefits

Attric can now focus on their core business activities, rather than supporting computer systems.
Intrahost has implemented a High Availability Solution that limits down-time during failover to less than 3 minutes.
The enterprise level EDMS system is now more accessible to SME and Corporate organisations alike.
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