We have an excellent relationship with the team at Daisy and the solution that they provide to us is not only competitively priced, but has enabled us to offer a whole new online service to our customers.
Andy Twigg, Network Manager, Holidaybreak Camping Division
European holiday specialist group, Holidaybreak comprises some of the biggest brands in the leisure industry, such as Superbreak and Eurocamp. Originally founded in 1973 as a family-run business Holidaybreak is an education and activity travel group with market-leading positions in the UK and other major European markets.
Previously using a non-transactional website, Holidaybreak Camping Division wanted to give its customers the capability to book holidays and trips online at each of its companies’ individual sites. Holidaybreak Camping Division needed to implement a secure and resilient hosting solution that would ensure customers had access to the latest information from the company.
Working closely with Holidaybreak to ensure that all objectives were met, Daisy implemented a web hosting solution, housed in one of Daisy’s secure data centres. Providing connectivity into a VPN, Daisy provides a scalable IT infrastructure, giving Holidaybreak the flexibility to increase bandwidth required during busy periods, such as summer, autumn and post-New Year.
Responsible for the full management of the servers, hardware and operating system, Daisy also provides the necessary measures to keep the system secure. Managed Cisco firewalls and software load balancing, ensure the 18 servers that store all the vital information for the Holidaybreak Camping Division website are secure and free from viruses and attacks.
Following a smooth and trouble-free implementation, Holidaybreak Camping Division has seen numerous benefits from working with Daisy. The engineering skills of Daisy staff have been particularly beneficial, ensuring maximum up-time and availability of the site.
Due to the nature of the business, demand for the site varies depending on the time of year; therefore a flexible solution is key. The capability to increase the amount of bandwidth has meant that even when demand is high, Daisy can up the amount of bandwidth to the site, so other users can still browse the website and book holidays online, which is business critical for Holidaybreak.
Andy Twigg, Network Manager, Holidaybreak Camping Division says: “We have an excellent relationship with the team at Daisy and the solution that they provide to us is not only competitively priced, but has enabled us to offer a whole new online service to our customers.”