National Portrait Gallery Choose Secura VPC Hosting to Support Their Online Presence

By Sally Bryant-Haswell on 5th November, 2018.

World Renowned British Portraiture Art Gallery

Secura are excited to welcome the world renowned National Portrait Gallery, to our Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) hosting platform.

About The National Portrait Gallery

Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. The collection is displayed primarily in London, with a number of other locations around the UK, including National Trust properties.

The art gallery brings history to life through its varying exhibitions, permanent collections, research and digital programmes, featuring portraits of British monarchs and war heroes, as well as famous cultural and public figures including William Shakespeare, David Bowie, Virginia Wolfe and Darcey Bussell.

The National Portrait Gallery collection spans many centuries, from the middle ages through to present day, with works by famous artists including Hans Holbein, L.S. Lowry and David Hockney.

National Portrait Gallery Online

Since launching their first website in 1996, the National Portrait Gallery’s online presence has become increasingly important to their day to day services and operations.

The website enables customers to book tickets for their exhibitions and events, learn more about the collection and purchase art books, prints and gifts through their online shop.

National Portrait Gallery is passionate about supporting schools and the education of young people through inspiring learning. Their website houses their specially developed downloadable PDFs, audio and web-based resources to support school-based learning around portraiture and the gallery’s collection and exhibitions.

Highly Available VPC Hosting

National Portrait Gallery first met Secura looking to form a relationship with a trusted hosting partner that could deliver robust and scalable infrastructure, coupled with excellent support of their environment.

For a renowned organisation such as the National Portrait Gallery, downtime can not only result in a loss of revenue through online bookings and purchases, but also has the potential to damage their brand reputation and customer confidence.

Secura’s Virtual Private Cloud is designed specifically to keep critical websites online 24/7, with high availability as standard for all customers on the platform. This gives the team at National Portrait Gallery the confidence that their revenue and brand reputation is protected and that their site is always online.

The VPC hosting platform is extremely flexible, allowing for services to be scaled up or down with ease as the National Portrait Gallery add more images to the site, traffic increases and campaigns are launched, and with usage based pricing, they only pay for the resource that they need.

Secura’s ISO 20000 certified service desk team provide fully managed, round-the-clock support, proactively monitoring their site to ensure uninterrupted performance.

Secura CEO, Ollie Beaton, commented:

The National Portrait Gallery is a world famous art gallery and we’re incredibly proud to be supporting their online services with our VPC platform – we’re excited to build on this partnership as their online services grow.

To find out more about the National Portrait Gallery, their exhibitions, collection and programmes, please visit their website at

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Sally Bryant-Haswell

Marketing Manager

Sally is the marketing manager at Secura and makes sure all our events and campaigns run along just tickety-boo.

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