United Nations World Food Programme (WFP.org)
Phase2 rapidly built and deployed a scalable Drupal 6 platform for this global application. DevelopmentSeed was hired to do this great design.
The site was built in record speed – 9 weeks start to finish. It features profiles for each country it serves, celebrity pages, and thousands of pictures, videos and articles. The site was previously running on a custom Microsoft ASP .NET-based CMS. There was also extensive migration of a variety of legacy video formats to Flash video using FFMPeg.
The WFP site has a heavy traffic load. As such, a scaleable and fail-safe hosting environment was designed and performance-tuned specifically for WFP. Performance and scalability were rigorously tested before launch to assure that the system can easily undertake twice the maximum traffic requirements requested.