Unicef

Unicef in a few words

Unicef is the United Nations Children’s Fund, a global, humanitarian organization which promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child. It was created with a distinct purpose in mind; to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. Active in the smallest of villages and at the level of national governments, it operates in more than 190 countries and territories through country programmes and national committees.

  • 3B

    vaccine doses distributed per year

  • 40%

    of the world's vaccine doses

  • 12M

    children went back to school in 2006 with the support of Unicef

Requirements

  • The UNICEF website is both vulnerable to hackers, including DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, and very popular, with peak views of 50k-100k unique visitors per day, making the provision of a scalable architecture essential
  • Support for online marketing activities such as e-mail marketing

Challenges

  • Maintaining the constant availability of the www.unicef.pl website and the functionality of its key features, the information and online payments mechanisms,
  • Development of safe and efficient components for the www.unicef.pl and www. razemdladzieci.org websites,
  • Providing and developing the e-mail marketing activities mechanisms,
  • Developing an integrated donor base, the basis for the marketing activities,
  • Maintaining the constant availability of the online payments mechanism.

Solutions

  • Technical support service with 99.9% SLA
  • Monitored and managed hosting service with 99.9% SLA,
  • Scalable architecture,
  • Constant monitoring of network traffic and demand for hosting resources.
Key figures
  • $1M

    (or 4 million złoty) of transactions in the last 6 months

  • 230ms

    average loading time for 99.73% of the pages

  • 30s

    total downtime for the last 2 quarters